Bile Acids, Fractionated and Total

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • LAB3185
  • Soft Test Code:
  • BAFTQ
  • Send Out Test Code:
  • 116992
Alternate Names
  • Bile Acids Panel
Included Tests

Cholic Acid; Deoxycholic Acid; Chenodeoxycholic Acid; Total Bile Acids


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.


Specimen Collection & Preparation

Patient Preparation

Overnight fasting is preferred


Specimen Requirements

1.0 mL Serum in a SST Gold Top Tube

Alternate Specimen

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

TransportAndStorage

7 days Ambient
14 days Refrigerated
30 days Frozen

Collection Instructions

 

Clinical Interpretation

Reference Range:

Refer to Interpretive Results


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.


Production Schedule

Sites Performed
  • Quest - Chantilly to San Juan Capistrano
Days Performed
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Departments
  • Sendouts - Clinical
Turn Around Time

4 to 7 days


Coding & Compliance

CDM

00918251


CPT Coding

82542