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Bilirubin is a yellowish substance that is produced by the liver. It is created when old cells are broken down and occurs naturally in the body. When these levels are normal, there is no cause for concern. However, there are times when the levels of bilirubin levels can rise in the body. This is something that can affect everyone, even babies. In babies, it is something that can lead to a brain injury if it remains uncontrolled for a long period of time. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
A bilirubin chart is an excellent tool that doctors can use to help determine if a baby’s bilirubin levels are normal. The scale measures the bilirubin levels on a mg/ dl basis and takes the baby’s age into account. Here are the levels that you can expect to see in a normal baby
• Less than 24 hours – Below 8.0
• Less than 48 hours – Below 12.0
• Days 3 through 5 – Below 15.0
• Older than 7 days – Below 15.0
• Less than 24 hours – Below 6.0
• Less than 48 hours – Below 10.0
• Days 3 through 5 – Below 12.0
• Older than 7 days – Below 10.0
These numbers will allow doctors to determine if the bilirubin levels are correct in a newborn baby.