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delta bilirubin

 

Definition: the fraction of bilirubin covalently bound to albumin; in conventional methods it is measured as part of conjugated bilirubin. Because of its covalent bond during the recovery phase of hepatocellular jaundice it may persist in the blood for a week or more after urine clears.

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