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TestMedica - One Step Home Scan Liver Health Screen - 2 Tests

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TestMedica One Step Home Scan Liver Health Screen checks for bilirubin in the urine. Bilirubin is a breakdown product of bile, which is produced in the liver and normally stored in the gall bladder. It is then excreted into the small intestine to aid in the digestion of fats.

However, in certain disease processes such as Hepatitis, Cirrhosis of the liver, liver cancer, and in conditions where the bile ducts become blocked, the bile can be absorbed into the blood stream, converted to bilirubin, and excreted into the urine. Therefore, the bilirubin test is generally considered a check on the liver.

Increased urinary bilirubin may indicate:

  • Biliary strictures cirrhosis gallstones in the biliary tract 
  • Hepatitis with associated biliary obstruction 
  • Surgical trauma affecting the biliary tract 
  • Tumors of the liver or gall bladder  

Bile acids are produced in the liver from cholesterol and secreted into the small intestine to help with the absorption of dietary fat and cholesterol. Bile acid sequestrants bind bile acids in the small intestine and carry them out of the body.

This causes the body to use more cholesterol to make more bile acids, which are secreted into the small intestine, bound to bile acid sequestrants, and carried out of the body. The end result is lower cholesterol levels. Bile acid sequestrants also prevent absorption of some dietary cholesterol.

Directions
Dip reagent end of strip in FRESH, well mixed urine and remove immediately. (Or, wet reagent area by passing through urine stream.) While removing, run the edge of the strip against the rim of the urine container to remove excess urine. Compare the test area with the color chart at the time specified (30 seconds).


 

Two Liver Health Screen Tests

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