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Initial Testing for Causes of Hyperbilirubinemia

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with hyperbilirubinemia using simple screening tests.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology

Objective:

laboratory tests, differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags

ICD-10:

E80.4, E80.5, E80.6, P58, P59

Description:

The cause for hyperbilirubinemia in a patient may not be immediately obvious. A battery of simple tests can often identify the probable pathologic process.

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