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indirect reacting bilirubin

 

Definition: the fraction of serum bilirubin which has not been conjugated with glucuronic acid in the liver cell; so called because it reacts with the Ehrlich diazo reagent only when alcohol is added; increased levels are found in hepatic disease and hemolytic conditions.

Synonym(s): unconjugated bilirubin

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