Bile acids

Bile acids serve as a marker for liver function. Increased serum levels indicate acute/chronic hepatitis, liver sclerosis and liver cancer.

Reference Ranges

0-10 µmol/L
Each laboratory should check if the reference ranges are transferable to its own patient population and determine own reference ranges if necessary. For diagnostic purposes, the results should always be assessed with the patient’s medical history, clinical examinations and other findings.

Increased in

  1. Acute and chronic hepatitis
  2. Liver sclerosis
  3. Liver cancer

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