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Bile Acids, Total

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code BILET
Performed by ARUP
Sendout? Yes
Method Quantitative Enzymatic
Collection Instructions Patient should be fasting at time of collection.
Container type Red top or Gold top
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 1 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.5 mL serum
UCSF Rejection Criteria Non-serum samples, hemolysis
Processing notes Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature before centrifugation. Transfer 1 mL serum to an transport tube. Freeze.
Ref Lab Rejection Criteria Non-serum samples, hemolysis
Units µmol/L
Normal range Fasting sample 0 - 10 µmol/L
Synonyms Cholylglycine; bile salts
Stability Room temperature 8 hours, refrigerated 2 weeks, frozen 6 months
Turn around times 5-7 days
CPT coding 82239
Last Updated 5/22/2013 1:23:10 PM
Entry Number 1442
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