Bile acids (total)

This is an important test to help measure the bile acid content of the blood.

Venous blood
1 tests included
8 days turnaround



About Bile acids (total)

What are bile acids?

Bile acids are synthesised by the liver and gut bacteria. They help with digestion of fats and oils and contribute to the regulation of a variety of metabolic processes. Altered bile acid level in the blood can be an early indicator of liver disease before other tests can detect it. Conditions associated with altered blood bile acid levels can include liver disease and intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP).  

Why take the test?

This test measures the bile acid content of the blood. It is used as an early indicator of liver disease and ICP in pregnant women.


What's tested

Liver Function

How it works



Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.



Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.



Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.