Updated: August 18, 2020
Jaundice can be diagnosed based on the patient's history and physical examination. The physical examination includes:
If the cause of the symptoms cannot be identified by physical examination, then it may require blood tests to check levels of bilirubin. Some of these tests include:
If the bilirubin levels are found to be high then the usual range, jaundice can be confirmed. Hemolysis is confirmed if the unconjugated bilirubin level is high relative to conjugated bilirubin.
This test is done to measure the levels of red blood cells, leukocytes (white blood cells), and thrombocytes (platelets). If the levels are high that indicates jaundice.
This test will determine which type of virus has caused the infection.
This type of scan uses magnetic signals to create image slices of the soft tissues of the human body.
This type of imaging test uses a thin X-ray beam to create image slices of soft tissues in the body.
This is a procedure that combines endoscopy and X-ray imaging.
Jaundice is related to the function of the liver. So to prevent jaundice it is essential to maintain this vital organ's health by eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and not exceeding recommended amounts of alcohol consumption.
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