This test measures the level of bilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin is a yellow substance that forms in the blood when red blood cells are broken down.
A bilirubin test measures the level of bilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin is a yellow substance that forms in the blood when red blood cells are broken down. When a problem with the liver is suspected, this test is usually recommended as part of an evaluation of liver function. The test may also be ordered if there is:
In an adult, the blood sample is usually taken by placing a needle in a vein in the arm. In a baby or child, the sample may be taken by pricking a finger or earlobe.
This care path's costs do not include the charge to draw blood from a vein (venipuncture). There will only be one charge to draw blood, even if multiple tests are being performed on the samples that are taken.
What should I ask my healthcare provider before having this test?
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