How to check your Bilirubin levels with a home fingerprick blood test kit
What Is A Bilirubin Test For?
A Bilirubin test is also known as a Total bilirubin, conjugated bilirubin, or unconjugated bilirubin test.
Bilirubin is a natural waste product formed by the breakdown of the haemoglobin in your red blood cells. The liver then processes bilirubin before its removal from your body.
High levels of bilirubin in the blood can lead to yellowing of the skin (jaundice) and can indicate that liver damage is present.
Learn all about Bilirubin Testing:
- What Is A Bilirubin Blood Test?
- When Should I Take A Bilirubin Blood Test?
- What Is Considered High Bilirubin?
- What Does A High Bilirubin Level Mean?
- Should I Be Worried If My Bilirubin Is High?
- What Causes A High Bilirubin?
- How Can I Decrease My Bilirubin Levels?
- How Long Does It Take For Bilirubin Levels To Return To Normal?
- What Is The Process For A Bilirubin Blood Test?
- Further Reading On Bilirubin Tests At Home
Bilirubin Testing UK Statistics 2021
4.0% of people tested have Bilirubin levels which are too high.
The average Bilirubin result is 9.0 umol/L
Note what is normal for you may differ for your age and gender.
Men tend to report higher Bilirubin in their blood than women.
As many as one in seventeen men tested have high levels of Bilirubin
of people have Bilirubin blood levels in the normal range. Do you?
Are you in the 96.0% with normal results?
What If Bilirubin Test Levels Are High?
Typically high levels of bilirubin relate to an underlying problem issue with liver, gallbladder or the red blood cells. Several inherited (genetic) conditions can also raise bilirubin levels, the majority of which are usually mild, long-term conditions. The most common - Gilbert's syndrome - affects as many as 1 in 20 people to some degree.
This indicates a likely medical condition that must be investigated and treated. Please review with a medical professional.
What If Bilirubin Test Levels Are Low?
Lower than normal bilirubin levels are usually not a concern.
Low bilirubin levels although not directly symptomatic are associated with coronary artery disease, inflammation and arteriosclerosis. If you have other symptoms or abnormal test results we recommend further investigation.
How To Test Bilirubin?
The Bilirubin Test allows you to accurately check your levels of Bilirubin in a fingerprick blood sample.
You can check your Bilirubin levels by buying a home fingerprick blood test kit below. Your sample is then professionally analysed in an accredited laboratory for total reassurance. The Vitall Liver Function Home Test Kit includes a Bilirubin test and is available for just £39.
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