Bile Acids, Fractionated and Total

Last Modified: 6/16/2022 7:50:49 AM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation: Overnight fasting is preferred
Specimen Requirements: 1.0 mL Serum in a SST Gold Top Tube
Collection Instructions:  
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 7 days Ambient
14 days Refrigerated
30 days Frozen
Reference Range:

Refer to Interpretive Results

Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
Clinical Significance: Bile Acids, Fractionated and Total [4668X] - Bile acids are formed in the liver, from cholesterol, stored and concentrated in the gallbladder, and excreted into the intestines in response to food. Elevated concentrations often suggest impaired hepatic clearance due to liver disease. Patients with intestinal malabsorption and metabolic disorders such as Gilbert's disease do not exhibit elevated bile acids concentrations.
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 4 to 7 days
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly to San Juan Capistrano
PHL Test Code: BAFTQ
EPIC Test Code: LAB3185
Send Out Test Code: 116992
Alternate Test Names: Bile Acids Panel
Included Tests: Cholic Acid; Deoxycholic Acid; Chenodeoxycholic Acid; Total Bile Acids
CPT Coding: 82542

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