Bile Acids, Total

Abbrev Code:BILET   
Order Code:LAB4701Order Name:Bile Acids Total
CPT Codes: 82239 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Sun-Sat; results are reported within 1 day.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: Purple (EDTA), 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.
Stability:8 hours at room temperature; 2 weeks refrigerated; 3 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:70189


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

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