Substance formed when red blood cells are broken down. Bilirubin is part of the bile, which is made in the liver and is stored in the gallbladder. The abnormal buildup of bilirubin causes jaundice.


... Why get tested?
To screen for and monitor liver disorders, such as jaundice, or liver diseases, such as cirrhosis

When to get tested?
If your doctor thinks you have symptoms of liver damage or a liver disease

Sample required?
In adults, a blood sample from a vein in the arm; in newborns, a blood sample from a heelstick
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The structure of Bilirubin Bilirubin is a yellow breakdown prod ...
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