Bile Acid Testing
Bile acids testing can aid diagnosis of cholestasis,
portosystemic shunt and bile acids malabsorption.
Bile acids are synthesised in the liver and stored in the gallbladder. When food is consumed, bile acids are secreted into the intestine where they facilitate the formation of micelles and promote processing of dietary fat.
Increased bile acids in fasting or postprandial state are considered a specific indicator of liver disease and decreased levels are associated with bile acid malabsorption.
If you need to determine Total Bile Acid to help diagnose OC, the Dialab kit is a good reliable choice and is used in many UK laboratories. The kit employs an enzymatic recycling method suitable for assaying both plasma and serum.
The reagents are liquid stable and the assay can be readily automated. Linearity is up to 180 μmol/L.