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Urinary Bilirubin Test

Urinary Bilirubin Test

Liver is that part of our body where bilirubin is found. When the red blood cells break down then it leads to the production of bilirubin. If the levels of bilirubin raise more than 25 milligrams per decilitre then there occurs the serious illness. Jaundice is caused by high levels of bilirubin and liver disease can also be the cause of higher levels of bilirubin in our body. If we want to measure the amount of bilirubin in our body then we have to move towards urinary bilirubin test.

If we have to go through this test then before four hours, other than water we do not have to eat or drink anything. Before test, usual amount of water has to be drunk. Even we should not take any medicine before this test. The intake of medicine should be carried outs only by the suggestions of the doctor.

The test of urinary bilirubin is beneficial due to some factors. These factors are discussed in the following manner. • This test is fruitful to avoid the worsening of serious illness. • It is used to predict the cause of jaundice. • If we want to avoid liver disease then, we should move towards urinary bilirubin test. • This is the easy and painless test to follow.

For this test, we have to deal with the following steps. • Our hands are required to be washed. • With the cleansing pad, we have to clean your genital area. • The toilet should be used for urination. • Under our urination stream, the collection container has to be moved. • One or two ounces of urine have to be collected into the container. • After finishing the urination, we have to return the sample to the doctor.

False positive tests may occur if urine is contaminated with stool, or if the patient is taking drugs which cause red coloration of urine. False negative tests may occur after prolonged storage, exposure to light, or if patient has taken large amounts of ascorbic acid.
Red-top tube, gel-barrier tube, or green-top (lithium heparin) tube
Type Gender Age-Group Value
Bilirubin Total
All age groups

Table of Content

What is Urinary Bilirubin Test?
Preparation for Urinary Bilirubin Test
Uses of Urinary Bilirubin Test
Procedure for Urinary Bilirubin Test
Limitations of Urinary Bilirubin Test
Specimen Requirements
Normal values for Urinary Bilirubin Test
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