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​Bile Acids, Total


Ordering Recommendation
  • Collect specimen after a 12 hour fast

​Specimen Requirements​

  • ​Serum
  • Preferred Collection Container: Red (non-gel)
  • Alternative Collection Container: None
​Collection Procedure
  • ​Specimen must be frozen within 24 hours of collection
​Required Volume
  • ​Optimal Volume: 4.5 mL Full Collection Tube
  • Minimum Volume: 1 mL serum
    (Submitting the minimum volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory/reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum volume may require a second collection.)
Grounds for Rejection​

Testing Information​ ​

  • ​Shipped weekly on Wednesdays
Testing Site​
  • ​Referred out by St. Paul’s Hospital Laboratory
Results Reporting​
  •   5 day turn around time by testing laboratory
​Clinical Interpretation
  • ​Used in the diagnosis of hepatobiliary tract disorders
SHR LIS Test Code​
  • ​BILAT (For Laboratory Use Only)


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Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-599 v2

Last Modified: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 |
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