BILE ACIDS, TOTAL
|Patient Preparation: Patient must fast a minimum of eight hours prior to collection.|
|Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge and separate serum from cells within 1 hour of collection. Send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.
Alternative Specimen: Plain Red
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 30 days
5-7 days (performed Wed/Sat)