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Bile Acids

Source Blood
Mnemonic BILE
Specimen Requirements

1 x 3 mL light green (mint) top PST tube. Gold top SST tube also acceptable.

0.5 mL plasma or serum

Minimum Whole Blood Volumes for Microcollections

Requires an 8 hours fast.

Specimen Handling
Additional Information  
Testing Location Chemistry-DSC
Testing Frequency Daily
Alternate Name(s)
Reference Interval

< 1 month: < 70 umol/L
1 - 3 months: < 41 umol/L
3 - 12 months: < 30 umol/L
> 12 months: 1.0 - 10.0 umol/L

The bile acids reference interval represents bile acid levels after an overnight fast.