Symptoms & Signs
- Abdominal pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Pale or clay-colored stools
Diagnosis & Tests
The following tests can help diagnose this condition:
- Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
- Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiogram (PTC)
- Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP)
The following blood tests can help reveal abnormal function of biliary system.
- Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) is higher than normal.
- Bilirubin level is higher than normal.
This condition may also alter the results of the following tests:
- Amylase level
- Lipase level
- Fecal fat
- Urine bilirubin
- Prothrombin time (PT)
Review Date : 9/20/2008
Reviewed By : David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.