Cholestasis

Cholestasis is a condition where bile cannot flow from the liver to the duodenum. The two basic distinctions are an obstructive type of cholestasis where there is a mechanical blockage in the duct system that can occur from a gallstone or malignancy, and metabolic types of cholestasis which are disturbances in bile formation that can occur because of genetic defects or acquired as a side effect of many medications.

Alagille syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder that traditionally has been defined by a paucity of intrahepatic bile ducts, in association with 5 main clinical abnormalities: cholestasis, cardiac disease, skeletal abnormalities, ocular abnormalities, and a characteristic facial phenotype. Cholestasis is a direct consequence of the paucity of bile ducts. About 39% of patients also have renal involvement, mainly renal dysplasia.

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20 days
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2-5 Ml Venous Blood Sample / DNA sample
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Multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification
Delivery Time:
10 days
Sample:
2-5 mL Blood - Lavender Top Tube
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Neonatal intrahepatic cholestasis caused by citrin deficiency (NICCD) is an autosomal recessive metabolic disorder characterized by poor growth, intrahepatic cholestasis, and increased serum citrulline. Most patients show spontaneous improvement by 1 year of age. However, some patients may have a progressive course with continued failure to thrive and dyslipidemia caused by citrin deficiency (FTTDCD), and some may develop chronic or fatal liver disease.

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Delivery Time:
10 days
Sample:
2-5 Ml Venous Blood Sample / DNA sample
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Progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC) is a disorder that causes progressive liver disease, which typically leads to liver failure. In people with PFIC, liver cells are less able to secrete a digestive fluid called bile. The buildup of bile in liver cells causes liver disease in affected individuals.

Test Details
Description:
Delivery Time:
20 days
Sample:
2-5 Ml Venous Blood Sample / DNA sample
Alternative:
Description:
Multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification
Delivery Time:
10 days
Sample:
2-5 mL Blood - Lavender Top Tube
Alternative: