Bile Acids, Total

Last Modified: 5/29/2019 2:42:06 PM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation: 8 hour fasting
Specimen Requirements:

1.0 mL Serum from a Red Top Tube in a Plastic Vial

Collection Instructions: Draw blood after an 8-hour fast. Centrifuge serum samples within 1 hour of collection and transfer serum to sterile, plastic, screw-capped vial(s).
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL Serum
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: Unacceptable Ambient 
7 days Refrigerated
30 days Frozen
Rejection Criteria: Unspun Serum Separator Tube (SST) • No additive (red-top) tube • Received room temperature
Reference Range: 0-19 umol/L
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Spectrophotometry
Clinical Significance:

An increase in serum bile acids concentration in the fasting state or postprandial is considered to be a specific indicator of liver disease. A decreased level indicates bile acid malabsorption, possibly due to ileal dysfunction

Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 3 to 4 days
Days Performed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: MSOT
EPIC Test Code:
Send Out Test Code: 14801
Included Tests: Cholyglycine
CPT Coding: 82239

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