VITAMINS & MINERALS MARKERS
The concentration of bilirubin in the blood is used to identify liver disease. Bilirubin is excreted in bile and urine and increased levels are a good indicator for certain diseases.
Bilirubin is the substance that causes the yellow pigmentation in bruises and the yellow colour of jaundice. There are two types of measurement for bilirubin increased total or unconjugated and conjugated bilirubin. Increased unconjugated bilirubin can be caused by certain anaemias or a transfusion reaction. Whereas an elevated conjugated bilirubin level can be a result of a blockage in the liver or bile ducts, liver infections such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, drug reaction, long-term alcohol abuse or trauma.