Tests and diagnosisBy Mayo Clinic Staff
To diagnose cholestasis of pregnancy, your pregnancy care provider may:
Aug. 16, 2014
- Ask questions about your symptoms and medical history
- Perform a physical exam
- Send blood samples for lab testing to evaluate how well your liver is working and measure the amount of bile salts in your blood.
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