The nurse is caring for an adult client with a total bilirubin of 2.1 mg/dL. Which signs and symptoms would the nurse expect to find?

Select all that apply.
  1. itchy skin
  2. nausea
  3. pale stools
  4. colorless urine
  5. none; this is a normal lab value
Numbers 1, 2, and 3 are correct.
Rationale: This is an elevated total bilirubin level. Signs and symptoms include itchy skin, nausea, and pale stools. Dark urine, not colorless urine, would be present. Normal total bilirubin levels range from 0.3 to 1.9 mg/dL.