BAFS - Overview: Bile Acids, Fractionated and Total, Serum

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Test ID: BAFS    
Bile Acids, Fractionated and Total, Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Measurement of tauro- and glycol-conjugated and unconjugated bile acid constituents in serum


May also be useful for monitoring patients receiving bile acid therapy, such as cholic acid, deoxycholic acid, or ursodeoxycholic acid


Bile acids are elevated in individuals with liver dysfunction.


Fractionated bile acids, including tauro- and glycol-conjugates of cholic acid, chenodeoxycholic acid, deoxycholic acid, and ursodeoxycholic acid are individually summed and reported.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Bile Acids, Fractionated and Tot, S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Bile Acid