Some urobilinogen is absorbed through the liver and passed through the urine which is completely normal. Hemolysis is when there is an increased amount in the urine created in the intestines.
Hepatitis or cirrhosis can cause increased levels of urobilinogen breakdown, causing damage to the organ and causing a less amount.
- Increased levels of urobilinogen can cause the liver to become overburdened and stop working normally and may cause liver cirrhosis and liver poisoning.
- Decreased levels can cause a blockage of bile passage and failed bile production resulting in catastrophic health issues.
Tests can be conducted to measure the urobilinogen levels in urine. A sample is collected during a 24 hour period or over a period of a couple hours which is most common. The sample must be tested as soon as possible to avoid bacterial oxidation from occurring.
Getting urobilinogen levels tested as soon as possible is recommended, as the liver is an important part of the bodies urinary and excretory system. Malfunction of the liver could prove fatal if not treated properly.