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15 weeks pregnant. Mild itching 4 weeks on legs-Lotion helps. Normal LFT's. Do I need bile acid test for ICP?

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: BAisconfirmatorytest

Most LFT (liver function test) panels include the total & direct bilirubin, which measure a part of the bile acids.
If the direct or both r elevated, it cd be consistent w/ ICP. However, u could also have a bile stone causing similar symptoms (& elevated or normal bilirubins). TTYD or gastroenterologist for an exam & testing for diagnosis. Bile acid (BA) tests take longer & is da confirmatory test

In brief: BAisconfirmatorytest

Most LFT (liver function test) panels include the total & direct bilirubin, which measure a part of the bile acids.
If the direct or both r elevated, it cd be consistent w/ ICP. However, u could also have a bile stone causing similar symptoms (& elevated or normal bilirubins). TTYD or gastroenterologist for an exam & testing for diagnosis. Bile acid (BA) tests take longer & is da confirmatory test
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