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.
The Bilirubin Test allows you to accurately check your levels of Bilirubin in a fingerprick blood sample.
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.
What If Bilirubin Test Levels Are High?
Typically high levels of biulirubin 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?
You can check your Bilirubin levels by buying a home fingerprick blood test kit from just £39 using the following test kit:
Other Biomarkers Often Tested With Bilirubin
Bilirubin: Further Reading & Citations
To learn more about testing for Bilirubin you may wish to review the following sources: