A doctor may prescribe a bilirubin test if a child or adult shows signs and symptoms associated with jaundice, such as dark urine, yellowing of skin, eyes, weakness, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal swelling and pain. In new-born with jaundice, the levels of bilirubin are measured and observed as a part of standard medical care. Bilirubin test may also be prescribed when an individual is suspected to be suffering from hemolytic anemia (A condition in which red blood cells are destroyed too quickly ).
Specimen Type: Blood
Test Preparation: No special preparation is required for the test.