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55159-8Ursodeoxycholate [Moles/volume] in Serum or PlasmaActive

Part Description

LP93479-1   Ursodeoxycholate
Ursodiol, also known as ursodeoxycholic acid and the abbreviation UDCA, is one of the secondary bile acids, which are metabolic byproducts of intestinal bacteria. Primary bile acids are produced by the liver and stored in the gall bladder. When secreted into the colon, primary bile acids can be metabolized into secondary bile acids by intestinal bacteria. Primary and secondary bile acids help the body digest fats. Ursodeoxycholic acid helps regulate cholesterol by reducing the rate at which the intestine absorbs cholesterol molecules while breaking up micelles containing cholesterol. Because of this property, ursodeoxycholic acid is used to treat (cholesterol) gallstones non-surgically.

While some bile acids are known to be colon tumor promoters (eg. deoxycholic acid), others such as ursodeoxycholic acid are chemopreventive, perhaps by inducing cellular differentiation and/or cellular senescence in colon epithelial cells. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ for details. Source: Wikipedia, Ursodeoxycholate

Fully-Specified Name

Component
Ursodeoxycholate
Property
SCnc
Time
Pt
System
Ser/Plas
Scale
Qn
Method

Additional Names

Short Name
Ursodeoxycholate SerPl-sCnc
Display Name
Ursodeoxycholate [Moles/Vol]
Consumer Name Alpha
Ursodeoxycholate, Blood

Basic Attributes

Class
CHEM
Type
Laboratory
First Released
Version 2.27
Last Updated
Version 2.73
Change Reason
Release 2.67: SYSTEM: Added Plas because this test can be run on both serum and plasma
Order vs. Observation
Both
Common US Lab Results Rank
3628

Member of these Panels

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

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
熊去氧胆酸:物质的量浓度:时间点:血清/血浆:定量型:
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
ursodeoxycholaat:mol/volume:moment:serum of plasma:kwantitatief:
et-EEEstonian (Estonia)
Ursodeoksükolaat:SCnc:Pt:S/P:Qn:
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Ursodéoxycholate:Concentration de substance:Temps ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Quantitatif:
fr-FRFrench (France)
Ursodéoxycholate:Moles/Volume:Ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Numérique:
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Ursodeossicolato:SCnc:Pt:Siero/Plasma:Qn:
pt-BRPortuguese (Brazil)
Ursodeoxicolato:#N/A:Pt:Soro:Qn:
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Урсодезоксихолат:МолКонц:ТчкВрм:Сыв/Плаз:Колич:
es-MXSpanish (Mexico)
Ursodesoxicolato:Concentración de sustancias:Punto temporal:Suero o Plasma:Cuantitativo:
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Ursodeoxicolato:Concentración de sustancia:Punto temporal:Suero o Plasma:Qn:
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Ürsodeoksikolate:SubKons:Zmlı:Ser/Plaz:Kant:

Example Units

Unit Source
umol/L Example UCUM Units

LOINC FHIR® API Example - CodeSystem Request Get Info

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