Also known:

Total bilirubin, BT, neonatal bilirubin, direct bilirubin, conjugated bilirubin, bilirubin

systematic name:



What sample is required?

In adults, the determination is made from a venous blood sample; in neonates, a heel prick sample can be obtained; some health institutions have a non-invasive technique that determines bilirubin using an instrument that is placed on the skin (transcutaneous bilirubinometer).

Is some kind of prior preparation necessary?

For this test you do not need any special preparation.

Why do the analysis?

To screen or monitor liver disease or haemolytic anemia.

When to do the analysis?

When the doctor believes there are signs or symptoms of liver damage, liver disease, bile duct obstruction, hemolytic anemia, or liver-related metabolic problems; when a newborn is jaundiced

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