|Description||Bile 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.|
|Indication||Suspicion of inborn error of bile salt metabolism.
|Additional Info||When 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.
|Min. Vol||3 mL|
|Freq.||Referred to external laboratory|
|Ref. Range (Male)|| |
|Ref. Range (Female)|| |
|Ref. Range (Paed)|| |
|Ref. Range Notes|
|Units|| - Not Defined -|
|IP Acute TAT||6 weeks|
|IP Routine TAT||6 weeks|
|GP Acute TAT||6 weeks|
|GP Routine TAT||6 weeks|
Originally edited by : . Review due on 08/11/2018 11:55:35. Published By RB on 08/11/2017 11:55:35.