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A bilirubin test measures the amount of bilirubin in your blood. Bilirubin is a substance produced when the liver breaks down old red blood cells. When bilirubin levels are high, the skin and whites of the eyes may look yellow (jaundice). This may be caused by liver disease.
This test is used to:
The test will take a few minutes.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to keep a list of the medicines you take. Ask your doctor when you can expect to have your test results.
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Current as of: March 28, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
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