Chinese Medical Information Portal Website (Taiwan Medical Network-TMN) - OldDoc Wu's Series
(Established in March 1996)
Dr. Wu's Liver diseases
for professionals (medical students and residents) and consumers

by Jau-Shin WU, M.D., Ph.D.
(Posted Sep. 16, 1996; Updated July 01, 2012)


General consideration:

Metabolism of bilirubin:

Pathogenesis of hyperbilirubinemia

Method of determination

Reference value

The reference value measured by autoanalyzer differs somewhat by the reaction time, temperature, and promotor of the diazotization.

Change of the serum level in diseases

(A) Hyper-unconjugated-bilirubinemia

(B) Hyper-conjugated-bilirubinemia:

(1) Intrahepatic cholestasis:

(2) Extrahepatic cholestasis:

Urine bilirubin


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(By Jau-Shin Wu, M.D.; Posted Sep. 16, 1996; Revised July 01, 2012)

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