Bilirubin is a yellow compound that occurs in the normal catabolic pathway that
breaks down heme in vertebrates. This catabolism is a necessary process in the
The bilirubin blood test measures the level of bilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin is a
yellowish pigment found in bile, a fluid made by the liver. Bilirubin can also be ...
Dec 16, 2015 ... A bilirubin test is used to detect an increased level in the blood. It may be used to
help determine the cause of jaundice and/or help diagnose ...
Bilirubin testing checks for levels of bilirubin in your blood. Bilirubin (bil-ih-ROO-
bin) is an orange-yellow substance made during the normal breakdown of red ...
Jan 14, 2015 ... Bilirubin is a tetrapyrrole and a breakdown product of heme catabolism. Most
bilirubin (70%-90%) is derived from hemoglobin degradation and, ...
Doctors may order bilirubin blood tests for infants or older kids if they see signs of
the skin taking on the yellow discoloration known as jaundice.
Bilirubin test results are expressed as direct, indirect or total bilirubin. Total is a
combination of direct and indirect bilirubin. Typically, you'll get results for direct ...
Bilirubin. The average lifespan of a red blood cell (RBC) is about 120 days.
Reticuloendothelial cells in the liver, spleen and bone marrow remove old and ...
A description of bilirubin, a test for liver function (part of the Just Diagnosed
lesson for patients), from the VA National Hepatitis C Program.
May 3, 2016 ... Consumer information about bilirubin, and the bilirubin blood test. Information
includes what bilirubin is; what normal bilirubin and elevated ...