Bilirubin (Direct) Blood Test, from our experts to you.
Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

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What is

Bilirubin is formed when red blood cells are broken down in your body.

What is the
Bilirubin Blood Test for?

Our bilirubin test is useful in identifying liver disease or a blocked bile duct.

What are the
symptoms of liver disease?

Often, there are no obvious signs or symptoms of liver disease until the disease has progressed to an advanced stage. If liver disease is left undiagnosed and untreated, it can lead to irreparable liver damage which can cause problems in the body. Have a look at our information on the symptoms of liver disease for more information.

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Conjugated bilirubin Bilirubin is a product of haemoglobin breakdown, which is a protein in red blood cells. It is removed from the body via the liver, stored and concentrated in the gallbladder and secreted into the bowel. In the liver, most of the bilirubin is chemically attached to another molecule before it is released in the bile. This attached bilirubin is called conjugated or direct bilirubin.