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6820: Bile Acid, Total Print View
Bile Acid S  < 10.1  umol/L 

PRIMARY
1 Serum 1 (0.5) mL   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE

Elevated in acute hepatitis, chronic hepatitis, liver sclerosis, and cancer. Used to screen pregnant women for obstetric cholestasis. Symptoms of cholestasis include persistent itching in the third trimester of pregnancy and possible risks of the unborn baby including stillbirth, premature labor and bleeding. The frequency of obstetric cholestasis varies and is 1 in 100 pregnant European women vs. 1 in 10 pregnant South American women. Total bile acids levels are the most sensitive indicator for monitoring the effectiveness of interferon treatment of chronic hepatitis C patients.

Fast for minimum 8 hours. Transport room temperature.
Setup Schedule
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
82239

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.






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