Veterinary Research Communications

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 79–88 | Cite as

Total serum bile acids and the bile acid profile as tests of liver function

  • M. E. Parraga
  • J. J. Kaneko


Total serum bile acid assay for the evaluation of liver function has been available for many years but its application has been limited primarily by factors such as methodology, equipment and cost. New and improved methods for bile acid assay such as the radioimmunoassay or the hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase techniques have brought the assay for bile acids into the realm of the clinical laboratory. The efficacy of bile acids for clinical diagnostic use in the evaluation of liver function has not been firmly established. Newer methods using high pressure liquid chromatography to develop a profile of the different bile acids may clarify its usefulness and define its role among the many available tests of liver function in animals.


Public Health Liquid Chromatography High Pressure Liver Function Bile Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. E. Parraga
    • 1
  • J. J. Kaneko
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Clinical PathologyUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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