Bile Acids, Total
Label Mnemonic: BAT
Epic Lab Code: LAB2713
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Chemistry
6240 RCP
356-3527
Specimen(s):
Plasma
Specimen Instructions:
Patient should be fasting a minimum of eight hours prior to collection.
Collection Medium:
Plasma Separator Tube 4.5 mL
Minimum:
3 mL whole blood from light green top tube or ONE Microtainer®
Testing Schedule:
24 hrs/day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Turn Around Time:
1 hour (upon receipt in laboratory)
Reference Range:
0-10 umol/L

Reference interval applies to fasting specimens.
Test Limitations:
Icterus: No significant interference from bilirubin up to an I index of 50.

Lipemia: No significant interference from lipemia up to an L index of 750.

Hemolysis: No significant interference from hemolysis up to an H index of 500.
Methodology:
Enzymatic
CPT Code:
82239
 
See also:
Bile Acids, Fractionated, Serum
 
See Additional Information:
Fasting Specimen Requirements