Bile Salts, If bilirubin is found in your urine, it may be a sign that you have: A liver disease, such as hepatitis or cirrhosis. A blockage in your bile ducts, the small tubes that carry bile out of your liver.
Bile salts are one of the primary components of bile. Bile is a greenish-yellow fluid made by your liver and stored in the gallbladder.
Hay’s Sulphur Test:
Bile salts lower the surface tension of urine, and hence sulfur sinks to the bottom.
Bile Salts Present.
- Take 3ml of urine in a test tube and sprinkle a Pinch of sulfur Powder.
- Control: 3ml water + 3 Pinch of sulfur Powder.
Test: Sulphus Powder sinks to the bottom Control: Sulphur Powder floats.