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BILEA / 010330L
BILE ACIDS, SERUM

Test Code BILEA / 010330L 
Test BILE ACIDS, SERUM 
Methodology Enzymatic 
Description Useful in evaluation of the enterohepatic cycle consisting of the biliary system, intestine, portal circulation, and hepatocytes 
Specimen Draw blood in a plain red-top or serum gel tube. Spin down and send 1.0 mL (minimum volume: 0.2 mL) of serum FROZEN in a screw-capped, plastic vial.

Note: Patient should be fasting; however, a 2-hour postprandial level has been used by various physicians in order to evaluate hepatic function after the gallbladder has been completely emptied. 

Reference Values Ľ Male:

- 0 to 30 days: Not established

- 31 days to 6 months: 7.9-83.0 Ámol/L

- 7 months to 1 year: Not established

- 2 to 12 years: 5.6-27.6 Ámol/L

- >12 years: 3.8-20.9 Ámol/L

Ľ Female:

- 0 days to1 year: Not established

- 2 to 5 years: 7.5-40.4 Ámol/L

- 6 to 50 years: 4.7-24.5 Ámol/L

- >50 years: 4.1-23.9 Ámol/L 

Analytic Time 2 Days 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 
CPT Code(s) 82239