A simplified procedure for the isolation of bile acids from serum based on a batch extraction with the non ionic resin Amberlite XAD 7

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  • A simple and reproducible method using the non-ionic resin, Amberlite XAD-7, for the isolation of bile acids from serum by a batch procedure is described. Recoveries were greater than 95% for the non-sulphated bile acids and greater than 70% for the sulphate esters of bile acids. By using 1 g of resin, recoveries were independent of the mass (0.1-5 μmol) of the bile acid present. Up to 35 samples a day can be extracted without requiring dedication of the operator. When serum extracts were analysed by the 3α-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase procedure for estimation of bile acids, virtually all the background fluorescence was eliminated. These extracts were also suitable for gas liquid chromatography, thin layer chromatography, and radioimmunoassay.
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    Pubmed Id

  • 23429876
  • Author List

  • Barnes S; Chitranukroh A
  • Start Page

  • 235
  • End Page

  • 239
  • Volume

  • 14
  • Issue

  • 4