BILE ACIDS, FRACTIONATED AND TOTAL, PREGNANCY

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a plain red-top tube. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.
Overnight fasting is preferred.

Alternate Specimen
SST

Methodology
Liquid Chromatography - Tandem Mass Spectometry

Stability
Room temperature: 14 days; Refrigerated: 21 days; Frozen: 30 days

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Sunday-Friday

Turnaround Time5-7 days
Test CodeBAFTP
CPT-4 Code (s)
82542
LOINC Codes
Cholic Acid:   30518-5  
Deoxycholic Acid:   30520-1  
Chenodeoxycholic Acid:   30519-3  
Total Bile Acids:   14628-2  

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Medical
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