Total bile acids
Total bile acids serve as a marker for liver function. Increased serum TBA levels can indicate acute and chronic hepatitis, intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP), liver sclerosis, cirrhosis, and cancer.
Determination of total bile acids in human stool plays an increasingly important role for the diagnosis of bile acid diarrhea (BAD), irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) or Crohn’s disease.
|TBA for application in human serum samples|
|< 10 µmol/L (fasting)|
|TBA for application in human stool samples|
|Female||4.5 – 70.3 μmol/L|
|Male||4.3 – 83.8 μmol/L|
For information on clinical relevance, please refer to the package insert.