Bilirubin Direct

Bilirubin Direct (Conjugated Bilirubin) is a blood test that measures the level of bilirubin that has been conjugated, or combined with glucuronic acid, in the liver. Conjugated bilirubin is water-soluble and can be easily excreted from the body in the bile. Elevated levels of conjugated bilirubin can indicate a number of liver problems, including blockage of the bile ducts, liver disease, or hepatitis. Low levels of conjugated bilirubin are not usually a concern. Measuring bilirubin direct is a common way to screen for liver problems and to monitor the effectiveness of treatment. The total bilirubin level and the direct bilirubin level are often measured together to provide a more complete picture of liver function.

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