Bile Acids, Total
0070189
Ordering Recommendation
Use to detect hepatobiliary dysfunction. Do not order to detect inborn errors of bile acid metabolism. May aid in diagnosis of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy.
Mnemonic
BILE AC
Methodology
Quantitative Enzymatic
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Patient should fast for 8 hours prior to collection.  
Collect
Serum separator tube.  
Specimen Preparation
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature before centrifugation. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Body fluids. Heparinized specimens. Hemolyzed specimens.  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 3 months  
Reference Interval
0-10 µmol/L  
Interpretive Data
Reference interval applies to fasting specimens.  
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
82239
Components
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0070189Bile Acids, Total
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Aliases
  • Bile Acids, Total
  • Bile Salts, Total
  • Cholylglycine