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ID:423 Bile Acids - urine (paediatrics)
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DescriptionBile acid in urine increases in hepatobiliary disease, when the liver is injured and the enterohepatic circulation of bile acids is disturbed, bile acids spillover past the liver into the systemic circulation.
IndicationSuspicion of inborn error of bile salt metabolism.
Additional InfoWhen the concentration of bile acid in blood increases, it is excreted into the urine (as it is harmful). Excretion is facilitated by sulphation - this increases the water solubility of the bile acids.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna


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IP Acute TAT6 weeks
IP Routine TAT6 weeks
GP Acute TAT6 weeks
GP Routine TAT6 weeks
Turnround CommentNA
Originally edited by : . Last edited on 08/11/2018 11:55:35. Published By RB on 08/11/2017 11:55:35.