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Bile acids are indicators of liver function.
Normally, the liver is very efficient at removing bile acids from the circulation. Bile acid levels do not normally drop due to liver disease, but if liver function is compromised, more bile acids appear in the blood.
The Bile Acids Profile will detect liver changes before the formation of more advanced signs of illness. This early sensitivity is very important because it allows for the possibility of treatment before irreversible damage is done.
The test will not provide a definitive diagnosis, rather an early confirmation that there is hepato-biliary deficiency. When jaundice becomes apparent the benefits of the test decline as a diagnostic test. It can however be used to monitor a response to treatment.
We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.
Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.
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Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.
We will send you your Bile Acids (Total) Blood Test blood sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.
Your Bile Acids (Total) Blood Test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.
Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.
Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Bile Acids (Total) Blood Test results can be downloaded for your doctor.
Once you have placed your order you can visit my.medichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Bile Acids (Total) Blood Test results.
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