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Test Catalog

Test ID: BAFS    
Bile Acids, Fractionated and Total, Serum

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum

Advisory Information

This bile acid test is useful in diagnosing intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy.

 

Do not use this assay for the diagnosis of peroxisomal biogenesis disorders (see BAIPD / Bile Acids for Peroxisomal Disorders, Serum) or inborn errors of bile acid metabolism.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Patient Preparation: Patient must be fasting for 12-14 hours.

Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Red top

Acceptable: Serum gel

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Gastroenterology and Hepatology Client Test Request (T728) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.3 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis OK
Gross lipemia OK

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
SerumRefrigerated (preferred)90 days
 Ambient 90 days
 Frozen 90 days