Bilirubin & Urobilinogen: Definition & Symptoms


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If there increased red blood cell destruction, for any reason, you'd most likely expect:

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1. If the liver is unable to secrete out already conjugated bilirubin into the gallbladder, you'd expect:

2. If there is an obstruction of the common bile duct, you'd expect:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of what bilirubin is and what happens with a body when bilirubin is not excreted the proper way. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include unconjugated bilirubin, direct bilirubin and bilirubinuria.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be tested on your knowledge of:

  • Unconjugated bilirubin
  • Conjugated bilirubin
  • Obstruction of the common bile duct
  • Bilirubinuria

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related bilirubin lesson
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding bilirubin and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding bilirubin

Additional Learning

To learn more about the characteristics of bilirubin, review the accompanying lesson on the Characteristics of Bilirubin and Urobilinogen. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand what happens when red blood cells decay
  • Comprehend how bilirubin is formed
  • Distinguish between indirect bilirubin (unconjugated bilirubin) and direct bilirubin (conjugated bilirubin)
  • Understand what happens when bilirubin increases in a body
  • Comprehend the effect of bilirubin on the color of feces and urine