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. Bilirubin is a bile pigment that is excreted along with other acids. If there are disturbances in this, bilirubin levels may increase in the Blood. Diseases such as haemolytic anaemia, viral infections, auto-immune diseases, specific cancers and consuming liver-damaging drugs and having undetected gallstones can elevate bilirubin levels
When is the Direct Bilirubin test recommended?
It is recommended when there are: Liver damage Liver disease Bile duct blockage Haemolytic anaemia Liver-related metabolic problems Jaundice in newborns
Why get the Direct Bilirubin (D. Bilirubin) test?
Doctors may order this test in newborns who have physiological jaundice to monitor their liver function. This test is also ordered for those who have jaundice. With this test, doctors can help assess the cause of the condition. If there is an obstruction in the biliary tree, direct bilirubin levels would be elevated. Indirect bilirubin might be elevated, if the person is suffering from haemolysis.
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 Noida?
The cost of the Direct Bilirubin test in Noida 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?
0.0 - 0.3 mg/dL
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. Every 6 months and no particular precautions are required, unless it is recommended by your doctor.
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 Noida?
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 Labs in Noida?
Orange Health Labs is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Noida. 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!