The key difference between the Direct and Indirect bilirubin is that direct bilirubin is the bilirubin that is conjugated with glucuronic acid while the indirect bilirubin is not conjugated to the liver and it attaches to the carrier protein albumin. 1. Overview and Key Difference 2. What is Direct Bilirubin (or Conjugated Bilirubin)What is the normal range for direct and indirect bilirubin?
If your Bilirubin direct is in between 0 mg/dL and 0.2 mg/dL and your Bilirubin indirect is in between 0.1 mg/dL and 1 mg/dL then you need not worry as these are the normal ranges for Bilirubin direct and Bilirubin indirect respectively. But if your levels are lesser or greater than the above values, then there may be some problem in your body.What causes higher indirect bilirubin levels?
Indirect (unconjugated) bilirubin levels can increase due to: Gilbert’s syndrome. This benign syndrome is due to an inherited gene mutation that mildly increases bilirubin levels. Up to 16 % of all people have this syndrome. Bilirubin levels may spike when exposed to stress [ 15, 16] Strenuous exercise.What does it mean if my direct bilirubin is too high?
A high direct bilirubin often means that your body has a harder time removing bilirubin, either due to a liver problem, or blocked bile ducts. However, a result that’s higher than normal, doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a health condition needing treatment.