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BILE ACID, TOTAL
Number 258
CPT Code 82239
Alias ILE ACIDS, TOTAL, GLYCO AND TAUROCHENOCEOXYCHOLIC ACID
Specimen Container SST
Specimen Type Serum
Turn Around Time 
Days Performed 
Reference Range Contact Laboratory
Alternate Specimen Red Top
Volume 1 mL Serum
Stability Ambient 1 Day
Stability Refrigerated 3 Days
Stability Frozen 7 Days
Patient Preparation 

Patient should be fasting; however, a two-hour postprandial level has been used by various physicians in order to evaulate hepatic function after the gallbladder has been completely emptied (ie, challenge the liver with a high level of bile acids in the portal circulation).

Methodology 

Enzymatic

Limitations 
Rejection Criteria 
Additional Instructions 
Performing Laboratory Reference Laboratory
TagsGLYCO, TAUROCHOLIC, TAUROCHENODEOXYCHOLIC

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