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In a blood test if the bilirubin total is 1.3 and bilirubin

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In a blood test if the bilirubin total is 1.3 and bilirubin direct if .50 and ast is 140 and alt is 117 what does that mean?

Dr. Saha :

Hello,

Dr. Saha :

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Dr. Saha :

Why did you have the test? What were the symptoms?

Customer:

I had blotches on my arms and I was concerned

Dr. Saha :

Do you take any medicine?

Customer:

no

Dr. Saha :

Do you take alcohol regularly?

Customer:

no I don't drink

Dr. Saha :

Do you have any previous disease?

Customer:

no

Dr. Saha :

Total bilirubin normally varies between 0.3 - 1.9

Dr. Saha :

Your total bilirubin is within this range.

Dr. Saha :

Direct bilirubin is a little higher, AST & ALT are also higher than normal.

Dr. Saha :

This can occur if there is a liver disorder.

Dr. Saha :

Did you have any other test like blood counts?

Customer:

no

Dr. Saha :

The significance of the levels depends on the symptoms.

Customer:

what does that mean? should I be concerned?

Dr. Saha :

As your levels are mildly elevated, doctor can observe & repeat those after a few weeks.

Customer:

what would cause the rash on my arms?

Dr. Saha :

You need not to be much concerned but discuss it with doctor.

Dr. Saha :

He can also take an ultrasound examination of the liver.

Dr. Saha :

Coagulation issues can cause blotches to appear.

Customer:

It is more like blotchy on my arms so I shouldn't be concerned?

Customer:

what are coagulation issues?

Dr. Saha :

Doctor can suggest taking blood counts, platelet count etc.

Customer:

OK, but what are coagulation issues?

Dr. Saha :

Coagulation disorders are those when there can be bleeding under the skin or blood fails to clot properly.

Dr. Saha :

In low platelet count it can occur.

Customer:

So I shouldn't be concerned about this either?

Dr. Saha :

The results are not very high.

Customer:

so I shouldn'

Customer:

so I shouldn't be concerned?

Dr. Saha :

But please have a consultation with doctor too.

Customer:

OK thank you

Dr. Saha :

You are always welcome.

Customer:

goodbye

Dr. Saha :

it’s been a pleasure working with you

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