A bilirubin test is used in identifying liver disease or a blocked bile duct.
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Bilirubin is formed when red blood cells are broken down in the body. This test is useful in identifying liver disease or a blocked bile duct.
Measures all the yellow bilirubin pigment in the blood.
Another test, conjugated bilirubin, measures the form made only in the liver and is often requested with total bilirubin in infants with jaundice.