A patient with decreased hepatic uptake of bilirubin:

A. Increased "Indirect" bilirubin in blood
B. Increased "Direct" bilirubin in blood
  1. A only
  2. B only
  3. Both A and B
  4. Neither A or B

Right!

If bilirubin is not taken up by the liver cells, it cannot be conjugated. Hence it remains unconjugated, bound to albumin (therefore indirect), in the blood.

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