Collection from Noida & Indirapuram, Ghaziabad
Purpose of Test
Billirubin is a yellow colored pigment which is formed due to the breakdown of a component heme in hemoglobin. The high content of billirubin may cause jaundice. Hence, examination of this is necessary. It is done in two ways which are conjugated-“direct” and unconjugated-“indirect.” Conjugated or Bilirubin.D reacts with dyes giving the results.
NORMAL TEST RESULTS
For direct Billirubin test the amount of Billirubin should be 0 to 0.3 mg/dL. This may vary slightly among different laboratories.
Reasons Behind Abnormal Results
Your abnormal results i.e. high content of Billirubin indicates the following symptoms or conditions:-
- You may be suffering from a blood disorder erythroblastosis fetalis.
- You may be suffering from cirrhosis or hepatitis.
You may be suffering from a red blood disorder called hemolytic anemia.
How Test Performed
The test is performed easily by taking the patient’s blood sample. This blood sample is tested with dyes i.e diazo reagent to know the amount of billirubin-d present in the blood. You don’t need to prepare anything before going for test only it is recommended that you should not eat or drink four hours before your test for accurate results.