Bile Salts (for obstetric cholestasis), Serum

Diagnostic Use

Bile salts (also known as bile acids) are cholesterol metabolites that play a role in the dietary absorption of fats.

In cholestasis (impaired bile flow), bile acids backflow into the plasma, resulting in an elevation of the plasma bile acid concentration. Measurement of bile acids is useful in the diagnosis of obstetric cholestasis, a complication of pregnancy.


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Bile Acids (for obstetric cholestasis)

Turnaround Time

3 hours

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