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BILE ACIDS, FRACTIONATED AND TOTAL

Mnemonic

BILE FRACT

Guidelines

Do not use to diagnose liver dysfunction. Use to screen for inborn errors of bile acid metabolism or monitor bile acid therapy.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Patient Preparation

Patient should fast for a minimum of eight hours prior to specimen collection

Collect

Serum, one 5.0 mL gold (SST) or 7.0 mL red top tube

Handling

After clot formation, centrifuge specimen and pour off serum into a transport tube. Transfer 1 mL serum to an aliquot tube.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Stability

Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 6 months

Testing Information

Performed

Tue, Thu, Sat

Reported

3-7 days

Method

Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Referral Lab

ARUP (92610)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

83789

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:06 AM


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