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Bile Acids, Total, Serum

Test Code:

BC0095

Synonym(s):

Specimen Container

Gel separator tube (Adult)

Specimen Requirement

Plain Blood
Adult: 5 mL


Invert blood 5 times after blood collection ensures the anticoagulant is well mixed with the blood. This will ensure results are reliable.

Specimen Storage / Transport

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Method

 

Orderable as STAT?

No

Turn Around Time

2 hrs (1 - 3 hrs)

Reference Value(s)

The above reference interval (1.0 to 6.0 umol/L) is applicable to fasting nonpregnant adults.
Reference interval for pregnant women in their first and second trimesters (locally established at KKH) is <1.0 to 9.9 umol/L. Reference interval for the third trimester is currently unavailable.
Serum total bile acids concentrations above 40 umol/L can be considered as markedly elevated. Results should be interpreted in conjunction with other liver function parameters and the clinical context.
 

Testing Laboratory Location

KKH

Laboratory

Clinical Chemistry

Contact Number

6394 1383

Day and Time Performed

Mon – Fri 0800 hrs – 1700 hrs
Sat: 0800 hrs – 1230 hrs

Orderable on CPOE?

Yes

Additional Information

Change History Notes

Others

Keywords

Bile Acids, Total, Serum BC0095
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