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Sickle Cell Disease: Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, and Renal Specialty Collection

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Measure: Bilirubin Level   #810900

Definition: A bioassay to measure levels of total bilirubin, a yellow substance found in bile produced when the liver breaks down old red blood cells.

Purpose: Abnormal bilirubin levels are associated with liver disease, gallstones, pancreatic cancer, anemia, and hemolytic diseases, including sickle cell disease.


Keywords: Bilirubin, total bilirubin, indirect bilirubin, hemolysis, hemoglobin, sickle cell disease, SCD, anemia, hemolytic anemia, vasculopathy, liver, bile, red blood cells, pancreas, pulmonary hypertension, PH, chronic kidney disease, CKD, vasculopathy, stroke, hemolytic component

Measure Release Date: July 30, 2015

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