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Bile Salts / Acids, Total

Components

Name Method Department Units
Bile Salts/Acids, Total Quantitative Enzyme Immunoassay
Send Out umol/L

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 2 week(s)
Room temperature - 8 hour(s)
Frozen - 3 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Allow to clot completely at room temperature
  • Centrifuge within 1 hour, separate supernatant and refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Hemolyzed specimen
  • Wrong collection tube
  • Heparinized specimens
  • Wrong type of specimen

Comments

Patient must be fasting a minimum of 8 hours prior to collection. Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature before centrifugation.

CPT Code

  • 82239