Bile Acids, Pregnancy

Last Modified: 1/14/2021 2:37:57 PM

Patient Preparation: Overnight Fasting preferred
Specimen Requirements:

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

Collection Instructions: Centrifuge serum samples within 1 hour of collection and transfer serum to sterile, plastic, screw-capped vial(s).

After clot formation centrifuge sample and pour off serum into a transport tube. Store sample refrigerated or frozen.

Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL Serum
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 14 days Ambient 
21 days Refrigerated (Transport)
30 days Frozen

Store sample refrigerated or frozen.
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
Methodology: Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
Clinical Significance: Bile Acids, Pregnancy - 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: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly to San Juan Capistrano
PHL Test Code: BAP
Send Out Test Code: 19546
Included Tests: Cholic Acid; Deoxycholic Acid; Chenodeoxycholic Acid; Total Bile Acids
CPT Coding: 82542

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