Biocrates® Bile Acids Kit

The benchmark solution to assess host-microbiota interaction

Bile acids are produced in the liver and are best known to facilitate the absorption of dietary fats and fat-soluble vitamins. Beyond this, bile acids exert important signaling and regulatory functions via nuclear receptors such as the farnesoid X receptor (FXR). Since gut bacteria convert primary into secondary bile acids, they are essential to study the role of gut microbiota in health and disease.

The Biocrates® Bile Acids kit is the first ready-to-use, standardized solution for the quantitation of 20 bile acids by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS).

All in one box

  • Includes all necessary reagents and methods

High throughput

  • Up to 400 samples per instrument per week

Proven reproducibility

Superior data quality

  • Outstanding accuracy and precision of results

Kit components

Reagents & consumables

  • Patented 96-well filter plate
  • Internal & calibration standards
  • Quality controls
  • Testmix

Methods & protocols

  • Sample preparation protocol
  • Instrument-specific acquisition & quantification methods
  • System suitability test

Workflow manager MetIDQ

  • Process guidance
  • Automated technical validation
  • Basic statistics (optional)

Covered bile acids 

10 primary bile acids: produced by the liver (CA, GCA, TCA, CDCA, GCDCA, TCDCA, α-MCA, β-MCA, ω-MCA, TMCA(α+β))

10 secondary bile acids: produced by gut bacteria from primary bile acids (DCA, GDCA, TDCA, LCA, GLCA, TLCA, UDCA, GUDCA, TUDCA, HDCA)