urobilin


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urobilin

[‚yu̇r·ə′bī·lən]
(biochemistry)
A bile pigment produced by reduction of bilirubin by intestinal bacteria and excreted by the kidneys or removed by the liver.
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A reproducible estimation of the urobilin concentration in urine by means of a modified Schlesinger test.
Determination of fecal urobilins is useful for the biochemical identification of feces in forensic samples [1] and as an indicator of fecal pollution in rivers [2].
The typical yellow-amber color is caused by urochrome and, to a lesser extent, uroerythrin or urobilin. The concentration will affect the color intensity.