|Sample Requirement||Turnaround Time|
|Serum||Same Working Day|
Increased serum bile acid levels suggests impaired biliary function, and high levels are associated with a poorer prognosis.
The liver has a large functional reserve and compensatory capacity. In order to provide some prognostic information in cases with elevated liver enzymes, it is important to have knowledge of liver function by measuring bile acids.
Liver biopsy and ultrasound examinations are required to classify the nature of the hepatic pathology and to refine prognosis.
|Adult Non-Thoroughbred Horses||1-8.5|
|Neonatal Thoroughbred Foals (24-48hrs old)||0-8.0|