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Bile Acids Total

Order Code CH217
Turnaround Time 24 hours
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Source
Transport Container
(Specimen Container)

SST (Tiger Top)

Preferred Specimens
Collection Instructions
(Transport Temperature)
Transport Refrigerated (cold packs)
Specimen Stability
Temperature Period
Room temperature Unacceptable
Refrigerated 7 days
Frozen 30 days
Reject Criteria

Unspun Serum Separator Tube (SST®), No additive (red-top) tube, Received room temperature

Special Instructions

Separate serum or plasma from cells within 45 minutes of venipuncture. If a red-top tube is used, transfer separated serum to a plastic transport tube and transport refrigerated.

Test Details
Clinical Significance

An increase in serum bile acids concentration in the fasting state or postprandial is considered to be a specific indicator of liver disease. A decreased level indicates bile acid malabsorption, possibly due to ileal dysfunction.

Reference Ranges

0 – 10 umol/L