Tests and diagnosis

By Mayo Clinic Staff

To diagnose cholestasis of pregnancy, your health care provider may:

  • Ask questions about your medical history
  • Perform a physical exam
  • Send blood samples for laboratory testing to evaluate how well your liver is working and measure the amount of bile salts in your blood

Rarely, an ultrasound exam may be done. This test uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of your internal organs. For cholestasis of pregnancy, your doctor might use ultrasound to check your liver for abnormalities.

Oct. 12, 2011

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