Bile Acids, Total


Sunquest Code:BILET  
Epic Code:LAB4701Epic Name:BILE ACIDS TOTAL
Methodology:Enzymatic
CPT Code:82239
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1 day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))
Patient Preparation:8 hours of patient fasting is required before collection.
Causes for Rejection:Heparinized, hemolyzed samples or body fluids.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Allow specimen to clot completely at room temp before centrifugation. Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum within 2 hours of collection. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:70189 (BILE AC)


Interpretive

Reference Range:0-10 ┬Ámol/L. The reference range applies to fasting specimen.


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