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BILE ACIDS, TOTAL

Mnemonic

BILE TOT

Synonym

Cholyglycine - Bile Salts

Guidelines

Used to detect hepatobiliary dysfunction. Do not order to detect inborn errors of bile acid metabolism. May aid in the diagnosis of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Patient Preparation

Patient must be fasting for a minimum of 8 hours

Collect

Serum, one gold (SST) top tube

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum 30 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum from cells. Transfer 1 mL serum to an aliquot tube.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL Serum

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL Serum (whole blood 1.2 mL minimum draw)

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8 ºC)

Rejection Criteria

Heparinized specimens, hemolyzed specimens, non-fasting specimens, or body fluids

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Room Temperature (18-26°C): 8 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 2 weeks; Frozen (≤ -20°C): 3 months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

2-3 days

Method

Enzymatic

Referral Lab

ARUP (70189)

Reference Values

Reference Values

0-10 µmol/L

CPT Codes

82239

Last Updated: Friday, April 20, 2018 11:32:18 AM


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