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.
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.

Compliance Category

FDA

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

82239

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0070189 Bile Acids, Total 14628-2
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Aliases
  • Bile Acids, Total
  • Bile Salts, Total
  • Cholylglycine
Bile Acids, Total