Urobilinogen In Urine & Bilirubin Reduction
Urobilinogen in urine is created in the intestines by bacteria. Urobilinogen is a colorless by product of bilirubin reduction. Normal levels in urine are common, elevated or reduced levels of urobilinogen are uncommon.
Some urobilinogen is absorbed through the liver and passed through the urine from bilirubin reduction which is completely normal. Hemolysis is when there is an increased or high amount of urobilinogen in the urine created in the intestines from bilirubin reduction.
Increased High Levels Or Hemolysis & Low Decreased
Normal levels of urobilinogen in the urinary tract and in the urine from bilirubin reduction are less than 17 umol/l.
Elevated or increased levels of urobilinogen or low decreased levels in urine or hemolysis due to bilirubin reduction may indicate the presence of infections within the body. Suspected high or increased levels in urine or hemolysis requires immediate testing and diagnosis.
Hepatitis or cirrhosis can cause increased urobilinogen breakdown or hemolysis, causing damage to the organ and causing decreased or low levels in the urine.
A high elevated Or Increased level of urobilinogen or hemolysis due to bilirubin reduction can cause the liver to become overburdened and stop working normally or malfunction. Hemolysis or increased elevated levels may cause liver cirrhosis and liver poisoning.
- Low Or Decreased levels 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 Malfunction
Urinalysis tests can be conducted to measure the urobilinogen in the urine caused by bilirubin reduction to see if elevated increased high levels or decreased low levels 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 high increased or elevated levels of urobilinogen or low decreased levels of urobilinogen as soon as possible to avoid bacterial oxidation from occurring.
Getting urobilinogen 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 due to bilirubin reduction could prove fatal if not treated properly.