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Part Descriptions

LP15444-0   Bile acid
Bile acids are steroid acids found predominantly in the bile of mammals. They are produced in the liver by the oxidation of cholesterol, and are stored in gallbladder and secreted into the intestine in the form of salts. They act as surfactants, emulsifying lipids and assisting with their absorption and digestion. Synthesis of bile acids is a major consumer of cholesterol. The body synthesizes about 800 mg of cholesterol per day and about half of that is used for bile acid synthesis. In total about 20-30 grams of bile acids are secreted into the intestine daily; about 90% of excreted bile acids are reabsorbed (by active transport in the ileum) and recycled. This is referred to as the enterohepatic circulation. Since bile acids are made from endogenous cholesterol, the enterohepatic circulation of bile acids may be disrupted as a way to lower cholesterol. This is the mechanism of action behind bile acid sequestrants. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Bile acid (Wikipedia)

LP15444-0   Bile acid
The liver absorbs almost all bile except approximately 1% which spills to the peripheral circulation. With liver diseases, its ability to absorb bile acids may diminish, resulting in increased serum levels. Patients with intestinal malabsorption and metabolic disorders such as Gilbert's disease, Crigler-Najjar syndrome, or Dubin-Johnson syndrome do not exhibit elevated bile acids concentrations. Source: Regenstrief Institute

Fully-Specified Name

Bile acid

Additional Names

Short Name
Bile Ac SerPl-sCnc
Display Name
Bile acid [Moles/Vol]
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Bile acid, Blood

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 1.0k
Last Updated
Version 2.73
Change Reason
Updated System from Ser to Ser/Plas since this test can also be done on plasma.
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Member of these Panels

LOINC Long Common Name
43130-4 Bile acid fractions panel [Moles/volume] - Serum or Plasma

Language Variants Get Info

Tag Language Translation
de-DE German (Germany) Gallensäure:Stoffmengenkonzentration:Zeitpunkt:Serum oder Plasma:Quantitativ:
de-AT German (Austria) Synonyms: Gallensäure
es-AR Spanish (Argentina) ácido biliar:concentración de sustancia:punto en el tiempo:suero:cuantitativo:
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Acido biliar:Concentración de sustancia:Punto temporal:Suero o Plasma:Qn:
Synonyms: Cuantitativo
es-MX Spanish (Mexico) Ácido biliar:Concentración de sustancias:Punto temporal:Suero o Plasma:Cuantitativo:
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Sapphape:SCnc:Pt:S/P:Qn:
Synonyms: Aine kontsentratsioon Juhuslik Kvantitatiivne Plasma Seerum Seerum või plasma
fr-CA French (Canada) Acide biliaire:Concentration de substance:Temps ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Quantitatif:
fr-FR French (France) Acides biliaires:Moles/Volume:Ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Numérique:
fr-BE French (Belgium) Acide biliaire:Concentration de substance:Temps ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Quantitatif:
it-IT Italian (Italy) Acido biliare:SCnc:Pt:Siero/Plasma:Qn:
Synonyms: Acidi biliari Chimica Concentrazione di Sostanza Plasma Punto nel tempo (episodio) Siero Siero o Plasma
ko-KR Korean (Korea, Republic Of) 쓸개즙산:물질농도:검사시점:혈청:정량:
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) galzuur:mol/volume:moment:serum of plasma:kwantitatief:
pt-BR Portuguese (Brazil) Ácido Biliar:SCnc:Pt:Soro:Qn:
Synonyms: ; Bile Ac; Bile salt; Bile; Substance concentration; Level; Point in time; Random; Serum; SR; Quantitative; QNT; Quant; Quan; Acd; Acids; Chemistry
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Желчная кислота:МолКонц:ТчкВрм:Сыв/Плаз:Колич:
Synonyms: Желчные кислоты Количественный Молярность;Молярная объёмная концентрация Плазма Сыворотка Сыворотка или Плазма Точка во времени;Момент
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Safra asidi:SubKons:Zmlı:Ser/Plaz:Kant:
zh-CN Chinese (China) 胆汁酸:物质的量浓度:时间点:血清/血浆:定量型:
Synonyms: BA;TBA;总胆汁酸;胆汁酸.总计;胆汁酸盐;胆盐 克分子浓度;克分子浓度(单位体积);摩尔浓度;摩尔浓度(单位体积);物质的量浓度(单位体积) 化学;化学检验项目;化学检验项目类;化学类;化学试验;非刺激耐受型化学检验项目;非刺激耐受型化学检验项目类;非刺激耐受型化学试验;非刺激耐受型化学试验类 可用数量表示的;定量性;数值型;数量型;连续数值型标尺 时刻;随机;随意;瞬间 精汁;胆;胆液 血清或血浆 酸

Example Units

Unit Source
umol/L Example UCUM Units
umol/L eCHN

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