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4668: Bile Acids, Fractionated and Total Print View
Cholic Acid     umol/L 
Deoxycholic Acid     umol/L 
Chenodeoxycholic Acid     umol/L 
Total Bile Acids     umol/L 

PRIMARY
1 Serum 1 (0.2) mL   Room Temperature - 14 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 21 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE

Bile Acids are formed in the liver, from cholesterol, stored and concentrated in the gallbladder, and excreted into the intestines in response to food. Elevated concentrations often suggest impaired hepatic clearance due to liver disease. Patients with intestinal malabsorption and metabolic disorders such as Gilbert's disease do not exhibit elevated Bile Acids concentrations.

Collect blood in a red top or SST tube. After clot formation
centrifuge sample and pour off serum into a transport tube. Store
sample refrigerated or frozen.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
3 days

CPT Code
82542

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Transport Temperature: Room Temperature Methodology: Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry Patient Preperation: Overnight fasting is preferred.






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