Test Catalog

Test ID: BAFS    
Bile Acids, Fractionated and Total, Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Measuring tauro- and glycol-conjugated and unconjugated bile acid constituents in serum

 

Monitoring patients receiving bile acid therapy, such as cholic acid, deoxycholic acid, or ursodeoxycholic acid

 

Aiding in the evaluation of liver function; evaluation of liver function changes before the formation of more advanced clinical signs of illness such as icterus

 

Determining hepatic dysfunction as a result of chemical and environmental injury

 

Indicating hepatic histological improvement in chronic hepatitis C patients responding to interferon treatment

 

Indicating intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy

Highlights

Bile acids are elevated in individuals with liver dysfunction.

 

This bile acid test can be used in the diagnosis of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy.

 

Fractionated bile acids, including tauro- and glycol-conjugates of cholic acid, chenodeoxycholic acid, deoxycholic acid, and ursodeoxycholic acid are individually summed and reported.

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Bile Acids, Fractionated and Tot, S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Bile Acid