Date of Award


Document Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name

Masters of Science (Research)


Biological Sciences

First Advisor

Dr. John O'Mullane

Second Advisor

Dr. Niall O'Leary


Conjugated bilirubin is an important but difficult metabolite to measure accurately, elevated levels of conjugated bilirubin in the serum are indicative of obstructive jaundice and therefore can be used to discriminate this disorder from other forms of unconjugated hyper bilirubinaemia.


By Aidan E. Kelleher B.Sc., MAMLS.

Submitted to the National Council for Educational Awards, August 1999.

Thesis Supervisors:

Dr. John O’Mullane MSc., PhD., FRCPath., Dip C B., FAMLS.

Head of the Department of Biological Sciences.

Cork Institute of Technology.

Dr. Niall O’Leary MSc., PhD., FAMLS.

Chief Technologist Biochemistry,

Cork University Hospital.

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