Detection of hepatobiliary dysfunction. Aid in diagnosis of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy.
< or = 10 mcmol/L
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Serum total bile acids testing is generally not suitable for differentiation among the various types of liver diseases.
2 - 3 days
- Bile Salts, Total
Collect specimen in an SST or red top tube from a fasting patient (8 hour fast). Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial within 2 hours of collection, and refrigerate.
Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.