Bile Acids (Cholic Acid, Chenodeoxycholic Acid)

How to Cite This Chapter: Don-Wauchope A, Chetty VT, Ivica J, Kavsak P, Khan WI, Lafreniere M, Nouri K, Solnica B. Bile Acids (Cholic Acid, Chenodeoxycholic Acid). McMaster Textbook of Internal Medicine. Kraków: Medycyna Praktyczna. https://empendium.com/mcmtextbook/chapter/B31.1269.3.7.157. Accessed May 24, 2024.
Last Updated: May 9, 2022
Last Reviewed: May 9, 2022
Chapter Information

For a brief introduction and guide to abbreviations, see Laboratory Tests: General Remarks.

Analyte [material]

Bile acids (cholic acid, chenodeoxycholic acid) [S/P]

Reference range, target level, or decision threshold

Fasting concentration: ≤10 micromol/L

Interpretation of results

↑ Acute and chronic hepatitis, hepatosteatosis, cirrhosis, cholestasis, liver cancer

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