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Bilirubin Blood Test

Original price £39.00 - Original price £39.00
Original price
£39.00
£39.00 - £39.00
Current price £39.00

This test is used to check the health of your liver and can help diagnose conditions such as jaundice, anemia and liver disease.

  • Biomarkers: 1
  • Turnaround: 1-2 days

Simple and accurate blood test from a laboratory you can speak to.

Step 1. Choose sample collection option

Currently selected option: HOME KIT via Royal Mail Tracked 24

  • Available everywhere in mainland UK.
  • Includes everything you need to take a safe and suitable blood sample in about 15 minutes.
  • Post the sample back to our laboratory via Royal Mail Tracked 24.

Re-test guarantee

Ensure your liver's health and functionality with our Bilirubin Blood Test. Utilise our straightforward home test kits for fast and dependable results from our CQC-accredited laboratory, typically within 24 hours. Through our secure Health Dashboard, easily monitor your bilirubin levels, gaining vital insights into your liver function, which plays a crucial role in your overall health and well-being.

Opt for One Day Tests for efficient health monitoring without the need for referrals or extended waits. Order your Bilirubin Blood Test kit today and take a proactive step towards maintaining your health.

About the Bilirubin Blood Test

The Bilirubin Blood Test from One Day Tests is a vital health assessment tool designed to measure the bilirubin levels in your blood. Bilirubin, a byproduct of red blood cell breakdown, is crucial for evaluating liver function and identifying conditions such as jaundice, hepatitis, and bile duct obstructions.

Conducted in a CQC-accredited laboratory, this test ensures rapid and accurate results, typically within 24 hours, aiding in the early detection and management of liver-related health issues. It's particularly useful for individuals showing symptoms of liver dysfunction or monitoring existing liver conditions.

1 Biomarker

  1. LIVER FUNCTION

    - Bilirubin

  2. UPGRADE

    Need more biomarkers? Check out our Liver Function Blood Test

Most of the biomarkers we offer in the "ready made" panels are also available separately. So if your favourite test panel is missing a biomarker you would like to have, no problem, you can add whatever you need to one of our standard panels using the "Pick-n-mix" options, such as this one.

  1. TURNAROUND TIME

    For most biomarkers our usual turnaround time is 24-48 hours, or less, from the time your sample is in our lab. We do not wait for all the results to complete before sending them to you, so you may start receiving results the same day for most cases, or as results become available.

    We are extremely proud of our very short turnaround times and a very efficient laboratory processes. Whilst we accommodate the shortest of time scales, with some results available within hours, for this particular test the usual turnaround time is:


    1-2 days

Doctor's notes

Hi, I am Dr. Adam Staten and here's my view on this test as a GP and Clinical Director at One Day Tests.

Bilirubin is a yellow compound that plays a significant role in the body's process of breaking down red blood cells. It's a byproduct of the breakdown of haemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. Normally, bilirubin is processed by the liver, where it's conjugated (made water-soluble) and then excreted in bile. This process is crucial for the body's waste management and detoxification.

An imbalance in bilirubin levels can indicate several health issues, ranging from benign conditions to serious liver diseases. Elevated bilirubin levels can lead to jaundice, a condition marked by yellowing of the skin and eyes, which often signals liver dysfunction or blockage of bile ducts.

The Bilirubin Blood Test is a critical diagnostic tool used to assess the functioning of the liver and to help diagnose conditions like hepatitis, cirrhosis, gallstones, and hemolytic anaemia. It measures both direct (conjugated) and indirect (unconjugated) bilirubin in the blood. 

Monitoring bilirubin levels is essential, especially for individuals with symptoms of jaundice, liver disease, or bile duct obstruction. Understanding your bilirubin levels can guide medical professionals in making informed decisions regarding further testing, management, and treatment options to address any underlying health issues effectively

Red flag symptoms for the Bilirubin Blood Test

Even if your blood tests are normal, you should see a doctor if you have any of the symptoms below because they may be a sign of serious underlying illness:

  • Yellowing colour of the skin
  • Dark urine
  • Abdominal pain
  • Itching
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite

Your Results and Health Dashboard

The results of your Bilirubin Blood Test will be emailed to you as a secured PDF file, ready for your GP and will also be uploaded to our Health Dashboard area of the website. It’s a unique and powerful tool, powered by our in-house clinical analysis research, to match your biomarkers across test panels and symptoms, as well as provide clinical commentary on all individual biomarkers you tested for.

The health dashboard will also provide "panel level" commentary - a birds eye view of the biomarkers that were tested. This feature allows you to view your test results and clinical commentary, and compare them to previous results, giving you a clear understanding of how your health is progressing.

By using the Health Dashboard, you can identify changes in your biomarkers and make necessary adjustments to your lifestyle. This added value is immense, as it empowers you to monitor your health and make informed decisions about your well-being.

It's free and is available with all of our tests.

Save on continuous monitoring with our subscription plan

The best way to look after your health is to do so regularly. This is easy to do with our continual monitoring plans which give you a discount on future blood tests. You choose the frequency and we'll do the rest.

When you purchase a subscription, we will deliver your home test kits or allow you to book appointments in line with your chosen frequency. You will be able to track your biomarkers over time in our powerful Health Dashboard, where results will be automatically updated for you. There is a minimum of 3 tests with any subscription, after which you can pause/restart/cancel at any time.

Special instructions

Hi, I am Stefania Brown, I am the Laboratory Manager at One Day Tests and here are the lab's special requests for the Bilirubin Blood Test.

You may be asked not to eat or drink anything other than water for four hours prior. We will let you know before the test if fasting is required.

Venepuncture appointment - how to prepare

If you are coming into one of our clinics for the test, this is what you need to do before you arrive:

  • Drink plenty of water about an hour before the appointment.
  • Avoid coffee/tea/energy drinks. Water is good!
  • That’s it! We’ll do the rest.

Home test kit for Bilirubin Blood Test - how it works

Our blood test kits are simple and convenient.

The most important step in doing a blood test at home is to read the instructions very carefully. The process is very simple, but there are a few pitfalls you need to be aware of - you will save yourself a lot of time if you do it right the first time around!

  • Full printed instructions will arrive with your kit - please read them carefully.
  • Drink plenty before taking the sample and warm your hands up in the sink with warm water for a few minutes. This will make your blood flow much better.
  • Fill the tubes to the top line. We don’t need much blood; filling tubes to the top line is about 15 drops of blood.
  • Post the samples on the same day you take them, before midday, Monday to Thursday. If you post it any other time it might get to us late or be stuck at a sorting office over the weekend. You will then have to do it again.
  • Package the sample in the same box the kit came in. Otherwise, Royal Mail or DPD will reject it. The sample tubes go into a pouch, then into a cardboard box, and then into a return envelope. All of this is provided in the kit: please use it.

We look forward to receiving your sample in our lab!

How the finger prick home test kit for Bilirubin Blood Test works - from Dr. Adam Staten

Why choose us?

Hello! My name is Dr. Vinesh Mistry, I am part of the GP team here at One Day Tests and here is why you should trust us to test your blood.

We run our own regulated laboratories and our own accredited clinics. We manufacture our own approved home sample collection kits. Your results are looked after by our fantastic clinical governance team and our super-talented biomedical science team.

When you book your test with us - you book directly with the lab. This means accuracy and responsible duty of care, direct access to the provider and extremely fast turnaround times.

Finally, our customer services rock! You can ask the lab a question any time or you can speak to a real human. It's good to WhatsApp, email on hello@onedaytests.com or give us a call on 0845 527 07 67.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hi, I am Lana Nela, Lead Nurse, and here is what we are frequently asked about this test.

Why do I need a bilirubin blood test?

You may need a Bilirubin blood test if you're showing symptoms of jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes), experiencing abdominal pain, dark urine, pale stools, or itching. It's also commonly performed as part of a liver function test or if there's a suspicion of hemolytic anaemia.

What does the test measure?

The bilirubin blood test measures the amount of bilirubin in the blood. Results are commonly expressed as mg/dL, or milligrams of bilirubin per deciliter of blood (serum or plasma).

Can high bilirubin levels cause symptoms?

Yes, high Bilirubin levels can cause jaundice, which is marked by yellowing of the skin and eyes. Other related symptoms include dark urine, pale stools, itching, and fatigue.

What should I do if my Bilirubin levels are high?

If your bilirubin levels are high, your healthcare provider will likely recommend further testing to determine the underlying cause. Depending on the suspected condition, the next steps may include additional blood tests, imaging studies, or a liver biopsy. Treatment will be tailored to address the specific cause of the elevated bilirubin.

Why take this test?

Hi, I am Dr. Marco Esposito and here is why it's important to take this test.
  • To diagnose jaundice. Especially if there are visible signs, such as yellowing of the skin and eyes, which indicate elevated bilirubin levels.
    As part of a comprehensive assessment of liver health, particularly if symptoms like abdominal pain, fatigue, or unusual changes in urine and stool colour are present.
  • For individuals with known liver conditions, such as hepatitis or cirrhosis, to monitor the progression or improvement of liver function over time.
  • For individuals undergoing treatment for liver disease or other related conditions, bilirubin levels can help assess the effectiveness of the treatment.
  • To investigate unexplained symptoms such as chronic itching or nausea, sometimes related to liver function or bilirubin metabolism issues.

Is this test right for you?

Hi, I am Sandeep Patel, I am the Laboratory Director at One Day Tests. Here are the symptoms that you may wish to address with this test.

The bilirubin blood test is ideally suited for individuals noticing symptoms that may indicate liver issues or bile duct obstructions, such as jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes), dark-coloured urine, and pale or clay-coloured stools. It is a crucial diagnostic tool for those experiencing abdominal pain or discomfort, particularly in the upper right side, which could signal liver problems or gallstone presence.

People with known liver conditions, like hepatitis or cirrhosis, or those with a family history of liver disease, should consider this test to monitor their liver function and the progression of their condition. Individuals undergoing treatment for liver diseases or those who have had recent exposure to hepatotoxic substances or medications that can affect liver function may also benefit from regular bilirubin testing.

This test is recommended for those with conditions that lead to an increased breakdown of red blood cells, such as hemolytic anaemia, as this can cause elevated levels of indirect bilirubin. Understanding your bilirubin levels through this test is a proactive approach to managing your health, offering critical insights into liver function, bile duct integrity, and red blood cell turnover.

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