BILE ACIDS, FRACTIONATED AND TOTAL
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 should fast for a minimum of eight hours prior to specimen collection
Serum, one 5.0 mL gold (SST) or 7.0 mL red top tube
Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: SST – 30 minutes and red top: 60 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum from cells. Transfer 1 mL serum to an aliquot tube.
0.2 mL Serum (whole blood 0.6 mL minimum draw)
AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Room Temperature (18-26°C): 8 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 2 weeks; Frozen (≤ -20°C): 3 months
Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry
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