Bile Acids, Fractionated and Total by LC-MS/MS
0092610
Ordering Recommendation
Do not use to diagnose liver dysfunction. Use to screen for inborn errors of bile acid metabolism or monitor bile acid therapy.
Mnemonic
BILE ACIDS
Methodology
Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Performed
Tue, Thu, Sat
Reported
1-6 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Patient should fast for a minimum of eight hours prior to specimen collection.  
Collect
Plain red or serum separator tube.  
Specimen Preparation
After clot formation, centrifuge specimen and pour off serum into a transport tube. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. Store specimen refrigerated or frozen.  
Unacceptable Conditions
  
Remarks
  
Stability
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 3 months  
Reference Interval
7 years 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
Total 0-7.0 µmol/L  
Interpretive Data


See Compliance Statement B: www.aruplab.com/CS
Statement B: This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.
 
Note
Reference intervals were derived using samples obtained after an overnight fast.
CPT Code(s)
83789
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0092611Bile Acids - Cholic Acid
0092612Bile Acids - Deoxycholic Acid
0092613Bile Acids - Chenodeoxycholic Acid
0092614Total Bile Acids
0093240Bile Acids - Ursodeoxycholic Acid
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Aliases
  • Bile Salts
  • Chenodeoxycholic Acid
  • Cholic Acid
  • Deoxycholic Acid
  • Fractionated Bile Acids
  • Ursodeoxycholic Acid (UDC)