Detection of hepatobiliary dysfunction. Aid in diagnosis of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy.
< or = 10 mcmol/L
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.