Q. Please check my son's bilirubin report and advise us.

Answered by
Dr. Deepak Patel
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Nov 06, 2016

Hi doctor,

I just want you to check the report of my son, who is 3 days old. Kindly check the report and tell me about his health. Is everything fine in the report?

Dr. Deepak Patel

Child Health Paediatrics
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I can understand your concerns. I have seen the report that you have sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity). 

  • Today is day 4 of your child and bilirubin total is 8.7 mg/dL and indirect bilirubin is 8.2 mg/dl. This is slightly higher in this age and the child will require phototherapy.
  • Repeat bilirubin levels should be done daily and when it decreases phototherapy should be stopped. At 7 days, bilirubin levels should be below 10 mg/dL.

For further information consult a paediatrician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/paediatrician

Thank you doctor,

Is there anything serious? Today, the blood was taken again to test, but we did not receive the report yet.

Dr. Deepak Patel

Child Health Paediatrics
#

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • This is a very common problem in newborn. By seeing the report, I do not think that it is a serious problem.

For further doubts consult a paediatrician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/paediatrician

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