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My bilirubin level checked at 1.64 and my ast level was 45

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My bilirubin level checked at 1.64 and my ast level was 45 and my alt level was 66 should I be concerned and what can be done?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 year ago.

Hi and welcome,

Your bilirubin, AST and ALT are high so i would suggest to get an ultrasound abdomen to look at liver and gallbladder and get viral serology for hepatitis B and C. It is better to get gastroenterologist consultation for thorough examination.

Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


In the US you are going to need to see your primary care doctor.

You generally can not have your insurance pay without a referal to a GI doctor.

Your AST is normal range. Your alt is slightly high.

To interpret the bilirubin, which is also not so high, a direct bilirubin would be good to know. If this is high, this is likely to be gallstones or gallbladder disease.

If not, it is something else.

The liver work up includes

All hepatitis screens.


Iron and ferritin to rule out hemachromatosis.

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