Bile acids (urine)
Clinical indication for testing: Suspicion of inborn error of bile salt metabolism. When the concentration of bile acids in the blood increase (due to an inborn error of bile salt metabolism or hepatobiliary disease causing disturbance of enterohepatic circulation), the bile acids are excreted in the urine. Excretion is facilitated by sulphation which increases the water solubility.
|Tube||08 (UR) - Urine|
|Additional Information||Samples are analysed at Translational Mass Spectrometry Research Group at UCL / Institute of Child Health|
|Turn Around||> 8 weeks|
|Send to||Blood Sciences LGI (test referred to UCL / Institute of Child Health)|
|Contact||For further details please contact Leeds Pathology customer services: email@example.com.|
|Advice||Full information on all referred tests can be found on the referred tests information database, EQMS reference BSF2REC17003.|
|Collection Con||Instructions to lab: Freeze sample.
Minimum volume: 2 mL.
|Ref. Range Notes||Interpretative comment will be provided on the report.|
|Telepath||Superset LBACU or JBACU (BACU1R & SA1R)|