Bile Acids Pregnancy, Fractionated and Total

Last Modified: 4/26/2021 5:56:48 AM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation: Overnight fasting is preferred
Specimen Requirements: 1.0 mL Serum from a Red Top Tube in a Plastic Vial 
Collection Instructions: After clot formation centrifuge sample and pour off serum into a transport tube
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 14 days Ambient
21 days Refrigerated
30 days Frozen
Rejection Criteria: No Gel
Reference Range: Cholic Acid:             ≤2.8 umol/L
Deoxycholic Acid:            ≤2.3 umol/L 
Chenodeoxycholic Acid: ≤3.9 umol/L
Total Bile Acids:             ≤8.3 umol/L
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
Clinical Significance: Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy requires rapid TAT of results. Samples for this test will be run straight and on dilution to improve TAT.
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 5 to 7 days
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly to San Juan Capistrano
PHL Test Code: BAPQ
EPIC Test Code: LAB3184
Send Out Test Code: 19546
Alternate Test Names: Chenodeoxycholic Acid; Cholic Acid; Deoxycholic Acid
Included Tests: Chenodeoxycholic Acid, Cholic Acid; Deoxycholic Acid; Total Bile Acids
CPT Coding: 82542

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