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Bile acids, Total

Mnemonic:    [Bile Acids]
Name:    Bile acids, Total
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. Patient must be fasting a minimum of 8 hours prior to sample collection.

Plasma is unacceptable.
Hemolyzed samples are unacceptable.
Body fluid samples are unacceptable.
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Neonatal Spec:    0.3 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable up to 2 weeks refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0070189
  Method:    Enzymatic