What is a Direct Bilirubin test?
The bilirubin test measures total bilirubin. Bilirubin is a dark yellow waste product that is primarily created when the body breaks down haemoglobin, which is the protein in red blood cells (RBC) that carries oxygen. Bilirubin is found in the bile duct, which is fluid in your liver that is involved in digesting food. Most of the bilirubin is eliminated in the faeces or urine. This test looks for bilirubin in your blood or urine.
When is the Direct Bilirubin test recommended?
It is recommended when there are:Liver damageLiver diseaseBile duct blockageHaemolytic anaemiaLiver-related metabolic problemsJaundice in newborns
What does it measure?
The Direct Bilirubin test measures:Analyses the amount of bilirubin present in the blood of a person.Bilirubin is an orange-yellow waste pigment that is produced by the normal breakdown of heme. Heme (iron) is a component of haemoglobin that is found in red blood cells. The liver processes the bilirubin, and it is eliminated from the body. Both these forms of bilirubin are checked or estimated, and total bilirubin (sum of direct and inDirect Bilirubin) may be reported. In cases there is an increase in the values of bilirubin, there will be yellowing of the skin and white of the eyes, giving the appearance of jaundice.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 6 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Direct Bilirubin test in Delhi?
The cost of the Direct Bilirubin test in Delhi is Rs. 130.
How often should I get tested for the Direct Bilirubin test?
The Direct Bilirubin test is prescribed by your doctor after a complete assessment of your symptoms and conditions.
What are the normal values of the Direct Bilirubin test?
What is the type of sample required?
We require a blood sample for this test.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for a Direct Bilirubin test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a Direct Bilirubin test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a Direct Bilirubin test in Delhi?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time booked by you.
Why should I book a Direct Bilirubin test with Orange Health in Delhi?
Orange Health is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Delhi. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!