Bile Acids, Fractionated and Total

Sunquest Code:BILEFT  
Epic Code:LAB4385Epic Name:Bile Acids, Fractionated and Total
Synonyms:Bile Salts; ChenodeoxycholicAcid; Cholic Acid; Deoxycholic Acid; Fractionated Bile Acids; Ursodeoxycholic Acid (UDC)
Methodology:Liquid chromatography/Tandem mass spectrometry
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-6 days.
Special Instructions:Patient should be fasting a minimum of 8 hours prior to specimen collection.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Red (no gel) (Red or gold (gel))

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. 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:92610


Reference Range:

7 y and older

Cholic Acid (CA)

0-1.9 µmol/L

Chenodeoxycholic acid (CDC)

0-3.4 µmol/L

Deoxycholic acid (DCA)

0-2.5 µmol/L

Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDC)

0-1.0 µmol/L


0-7.0 µmol/L

A reference range for patients under 7 years of age has not been established by the reference laboratory.


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