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Urobilinogen

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Urobilinogen is formed from the breakdown of bilirubin, a substance found in the liver that aids in the breakdown of red blood cells. Normal urine contains some urobilinogen.

What might a low result mean?

Little or no urobilinogen in the urine, may indicate a problem with liver function.

What might a high result mean?

High levels of urobilinogen in the urine may indicate liver disease such as hepatitis or cirrhosis.

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