Some urobilinogen is absorbed through the liver and passed through the urine which is completely normal. Hemolysis is when there is an increased amount of urobilinogen in the urine created in the intestines.
Increased Or Hemolysis & Decreased AmountsNormal levels of urobilinogen in the urinary tract and in the urine from bilirubin reduction are less than 17 umol/l.
Increased levels or decreased levels of urobilinogen in urine or hemolysis may indicate the presence of infections within the body. Suspected high levels of urobilinogen in urine or hemolysis requires immediate testing and diagnosis.
Hepatitis or cirrhosis can cause increased levels of urobilinogen breakdown or hemolysis, causing damage to the organ and causing decreased levels.
- Increased levels of urobilinogen in urine or hemolysis can cause the liver to become overburdened and stop working normally or malfunction. Hemolysis may cause liver cirrhosis and liver poisoning.
- Decreased levels of urobilinogen in urine can cause a blockage of bile passage and failed bile production and like hemolysis a reduction of urobilinogen in urine can cause catastrophic health issues.
Urinalysis Test & Liver MalfunctionUrinalysis tests can be conducted to measure the urobilinogen levels in urine to see if increased or decreased amounts are present.
With a urinalysis a urine sample is collected during a 24 hour period or over a period of a couple hours which is most common.
The urine sample must be tested for increased or decreased levels of urobilinogen as soon as possible to avoid bacterial oxidation from occurring.
Getting urobilinogen levels in urine tested for abnormal levels with a urinalysis as soon as possible is recommended, as the liver is an important part of the bodies urinary and excretory system.
Malfunction of the liver due to increased or decreased levels of urobilinogen in urine could prove fatal if not treated properly.