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How is jaundice diagnosed?

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Your doctor will give you a bilirubin test, which measures the amount of the substance in your blood, a complete blood count (CBC) and other liver tests. If you have jaundice, your level of bilirubin will be high.

Your doctor will ask you about your symptoms and medical history. They may give you a physical exam and order tests to check your liver. And you'll have more tests, including imaging ones to find out what caused it.

From: Jaundice: Why It Happens in Adults WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Merck Manual: “Jaundice in Adults.”

American Liver Foundation: “Alcohol-Related Liver Disease.”

American Cancer Society: “What is Bile Duct Cancer?”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Is This Symptom or Side-Effect Unusual?”

American Family Physician: “Jaundice in the Adult Patient.”

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: “Bilirubin.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 04, 2018

SOURCES:

Merck Manual: “Jaundice in Adults.”

American Liver Foundation: “Alcohol-Related Liver Disease.”

American Cancer Society: “What is Bile Duct Cancer?”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Is This Symptom or Side-Effect Unusual?”

American Family Physician: “Jaundice in the Adult Patient.”

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: “Bilirubin.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 04, 2018

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