BILE ACIDS, FRACTIONATED & TOTAL

Components
Cholic Acid, Deoxycholic Acid, Chenodeoxycholic Acid, Total Bile Acids

Specimen Required
Patient Preparation: Overnight fasting is preferred. Draw blood in a SST tube. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.2 mL minimum) room temperature in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Methodology
Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Stability
Room Temperature: 7 days; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 1 month

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time7-10 days
Test CodeBACF
CPT-4 Code (s)
83789
LOINC Codes
Total   14628-2  
Cholic Acid   30518-5  
Chenodeoxycholic Acid   30519-3  
Deoxycholic Acid   30520-1  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory