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Overview Brief

Bile pigment test is done to detect the presence of bile pigments in the urine.

What is bile pigment?

Bile pigments are biological pigments formed by the decomposition of certain porphyrins.

Bilirubin (orange and yellow), and biliverdin (oxidized form of bilirubin – green in colour) are the two most important bile pigments. Large amounts of bilirubin, yellowish component found in bile, can also lead to jaundice.

The bile pigment is done to check the presence of bile pigment in the given sample of urine.

Why is bile pigment suggested?

Your healthcare provider might suggest you Bicarbonate test if you have the following symptoms:

  • Prolonged Vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dark urine
  • Pale Stools
  • Fever
  • Tiredness

How is Bile pigment performed?

A urine sample is taken. The sample is collected in a glass container and sent to the laboratory for further examination.

What are the parameters measured in bile pigments?

Bile pigment test is done to detect jaundice, liver disorders, and pruritus in pregnancy.

Preparation before performing bile pigment

There are no special preparations required for bile pigment test. However, prior to the test, you should inform your healthcare provider about the medications you are taking. Discuss with your healthcare provider if you should stop or change taking those medicines. Drink a glass of water before the test so that you can urinate easily.

Post-care after bile pigment

You may resume your normal routine after the test.

Sample types in bile pigment

The urine sample will be taken to check the presence of pile pigments in the urine.

You can discuss your queries with our highly skilled professionals on mfine. You can either book an online consultation or book an appointment for a direct visit.

Side effects/risks of Bicarbonate

Bile pigment test carries no significant risks.

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