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Hi, my bilirubin was 104 in October 2017 & now it’s 54 this month jan 2018

Anyone else had this happen, what is a normal level

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It is normal to have some bilirubin in the blood. A normal level is: Direct (also called conjugated) bilirubin: less than 0.3 mg/dL (less than 5.1 µmol/L) Total bilirubin: 0.1 to 1.2 mg/dL (1.71 to 20.5 µmol/L)

Stella ❤

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This is from the PBC Foundation Compendium,

Bilirubin (UK: micromol/L 1-22, USA: <1.2mg/dL)

Bilirubin is bile pigment in the blood, the level of which can increase when there is too much being produced (such as in some forms of anaemia), when there is damage to liver cells (hepatocytes) or when bilirubin cannot be excreted into bile (e.g. when there is bile duct obstruction). In PBC, levels of bilirubin increase as liver damage increases. Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and in the eyes) can be seen when bilirubin exceeds 40μmol/L

I hope this helps.

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I think the normal is up to 20 thats good your bilirubin is going down


Normal 1 to 22


Mind had b n from 21 to 50