Jaundice Test

Jaundice A Sign of Serious Underlying Illness

Jaundice is a medical condition in which the skin and the whites of teeth and eyes, turn yellow which is caused when too much bilirubin is circulating in the blood. It is important to note that jaundice itself is not a disease but one of the symptoms of an underlying disease. Thus, jaundice test/ jaundice diagnosis must be done so that the problem underneath can be revealed on time. On the degradation of red blood cells, when iron is removed from the hemoglobin, bilirubin is left as a waste product. This waste product by the liver which implies that excess of bilirubin in the blood indicates liver dysfunction.

If not paid attention, it can lead to liver failure. That is the reason why it is important to go for jaundice diagnosis from a well esteemed pathology lab and here we come to play our role. MolQ is ISO certified (9001:2008), NABL accredited and CAP accreditation is underway. We have a well equipped lab backed by complete IT support and well experienced team of doctors and pathologists who diagnose the minute details of every diagnosis, so as to arrive at precise results. We offer jaundice tests at affordable prices because for us, your health is our wealth!

It is not just the liver but the yellowing of skin or jaundice may imply that there is something wrong or some disruption in the functioning of liver, pancreas or gall bladder. It is most commonly seen in case of newborn babies because their red blood cells begin to degrade as they are born and their liver is not strong enough to process bilirubin. If your child is discharged within 72 hours following birth, she/he must go through a test for jaundice, within the next two days.

In case of adults and children, attention must be paid if they experience slower metabolism and yellowing of skin, teeth or eyes, because it can lead to liver failure as well.

Trust MolQ and remain assured that your health is in perfectly safe hands!

Causes

This medical condition arises when liver is unable to metabolize bilirubin, that is a waste product on red blood cells degradation. In normal condition, when liver process bilirubin, it gets removed out of the body through faeces and urine. When many red blood cells die at once due to some blood infection, there is increased probability that a person suffers from jaundice.

Some of the other causes of jaundice include :

  1. Alcohol abuse
  2. Liver infection
  3. Liver cancer
  4. Cirrhosis
  5. Gallstones
  6. Pancreatic Cancer
  7. Parasites in the Liver
  8. Side effects of medication
  9. Blood infection or hemolytic anaemia

It is important to keep a check on liver functioning and if one encounters some problem with metabolism or experience yellowing of skin, one must go for jaundice diagnosis to begin with the treatment as soon as possible, before it turns to be fatal.

Symptoms of Jaundice

If someone experience the yellowing of skin and eyes, she/he must immediately be diagnosed with jaundice as it indicates a serious underlying medical condition, most probably with liver functionality.

MolQ is a well experienced and well equipped pathology lab and diagnostic center which also provides jaundice test at home under its free home check up services, at minimal prices. Some of the symptoms of this medical condition includes

  1. Yellowing of skin and whites of the eyes
  2. Itchiness
  3. Fatigue
  4. Abdominal pain
  5. Vomiting
  6. Weight Loss
  7. Fever
  8. Dark Urine
  9. Paler stools

If you begin to encounter these symptoms, there must not be any delay made in getting the jaundice test done as any delay can lead to total liver failure as well.

Tests To Be Ordered

MolQ offers various jaundice test and that includes baby jaundice test as well. We have a well equipped lab with complete IT support and we believe in adopting newer technologies for arriving at the precision of results. We offer:

 

  • Blood Tests– This is a part of the jaundice testing that includes a complete blood count (CBC), liver function tests (LFT), test to detect lipase level to examine inflammation of the pancreas.
  • We also perform urinalysis which is considered very important for the diagnosis of many diseases.
  • Ultrasound– It is done to examine the imaging studies of liver, gallbladder and pancreas, to detect any abnormality in their functioning.
  • Computerised tomography (CT scan)– It s useful to examine the abnormal functionality of liver, pancreas and other abdominal organs as well.
Treatment Of Jaundice

In case of pre-hepatic jaundice which is caused by increased rate of hemolysis, which is a condition when red blood cells break down at a faster pace. With malaria, sickle cell anaemia and thalassemia, this problem comes to the surface which can be an underlying cause of jaundice.

In such cases, it is advised that medication must be given for treating the underlying cause. The objective is to prevent the rapid breakdown of red blood cells. Blood transfusion is also one of the treatments recommended to replace RBCs.

If the damage to the liver is caused by alcohol, it is essential to minimise the alcohol consumption to avoid further damage. In case of liver diseases, liver transplant is also recommended, but only a few patients are capable for transplantation.

In other cases as in post-hepatic jaundice or pancreatic cancer or gallstones, surgery is recommended to unblock the bile-duct. In this case, either the gallbladder is removed or a section of bile duct system or a section of pancreas so that other blockages do not occur.

If jaundice occurs in case of newborn babies, there is no need to get panic as it is just the case because their liver is not strong enough to process bilirubin. It can be resolved within 2 weeks without the need of any treatment.

Possible Complications

MolQ offers various jaundice test and that includes baby jaundice test as well. We have a well equipped lab with complete IT support and we believe in adopting newer technologies for arriving at the precision of results. We offer:

  1. Blood Tests– This is a part of the jaundice testing that includes a complete blood count (CBC), liver function tests (LFT), test to detect lipase level to examine inflammation of the pancreas.
  2. We also perform urinalysis which is considered very important for the diagnosis of many diseases.
  3. Ultrasound– It is done to examine the imaging studies of liver, gallbladder and pancreas, to detect any abnormality in their functioning.
  4. Computerised tomography (CT scan)

It s useful to examine the abnormal functionality of liver, pancreas and other abdominal organs as well.

MolQ is the Preferred Choice of its Customers!

MolQ has been in the healthcare industry for 5 years and in such a short span of time, we have been able to build up a strong foundation for ourselves in the healthcare industry. We also offer baby jaundice test as newborn babies are more prone to get affected by jaundice.

  1. MolQ laboratory is ISO certified (9001:2008) and NABL accredited.
  2. We are backed by complete IT support and equipped with high throughput machines.
  3. We perform bidirectional automation testing.
  4. We are IT integrated with web based services.
  5. We ensure complete healthcare of our patients by offering jaundice tests at home also because we believe that your health is our wealth.
  6. Our automated results are again checked manually to arrive at the precision of results.
  7. We analyse the little details of the diagnosis carefully to make sure that the results are accurate and precise.