Total Bile Acids Assay Now Available in Core Laboratory

Effective October 20, 2015, the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics core clinical chemistry laboratory began performing the BILE ACIDS, TOTAL (LAB2713) test in-house.  This test was previously a mailout to an external reference laboratory.  The methodology (Diazyme assay run on Roche Diagnostics cobas instruments), specimen requirements, and reference range are unaffected by this change.

The assay is available 24 hours/day, 7 days a week (including holidays) with one hour turnaround time following receipt of specimen in the laboratory.

Questions should be directed to Matthew Krasowski, MD, PhD, medical director of the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory (384-9380,