BILE ACIDS, TOTAL

Specimen Required
Patient Preparation: Patient must fast a minimum of eight hours prior to collection.
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge and separate serum from cells within 1 hour of collection. Send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Unspun SST or red-top tubes

Methodology
Spectrophotometry

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 30 days

Reference Range
0-19 µmol/L

Performed
Wednesday, Saturday

Turnaround Time5-7 days
Test CodeBIACT
CPT-4 Code (s)
82239
LOINC Codes
14628-2

Warde
Medical
Laboratory