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Lab Test Dictionary

Bile Acids, Urine

Methodology

Fast Atom Bombardment-Mass Spectrometry (FAB-MS)


Synonyms

FAB Testing

Specimen Type

Urine

Performing Lab

Cincinnati Children's


Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Standard TAT

2 Weeks


Collection Information

Specimen Required

1-25 mL Urine and if possible 1-2 mL Blood collected in (red-top) tube

Container Type

Sterile Container

Collection Instructions

If possible collect Urine ***and*** 0.5-1 mL Serum. Urine is analyzed for all patients-if urine shows evidence of a metabolic abnormality, Serum will be tested. Please note if patient is currently on URSO or Actigall, and if the pateint has been ill within the past month, give specific dates if possible. It is recommended that patients be off these two drugs for at least 5 days before specimen collection. Also provide brief clinical history and preliminary diagnosis. Call Cincinnati reference lab at 513-636-4203 with questions.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Frozen-Only

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: >10 Years

Test Volume Required

25 mL Urine

Minimum Test Volume

1 mL Urine

Processing Instructions

If possible send Urine ***and*** 0.5-1 mL Serum. Urine is analyzed for all patients-if urine shows evidence of a metabolic abnormality, Serum will be tested. Complete the Cincinnati Children's Bile Acid by Mass Spectrometry requisition including the List of Medications section and submit with specimen(s) frozen. Ship Monday-Thursday Only, no weekends or holidays. If collected on a Friday, weekend or holiday, (Note: Clinical History and physician's signature is not required).


Included Tests

Bile acids reported in umol/L


Comments

No insurance authorization required. Note: If possible send Urine ***and*** 0.5-1 mL Serum. Urine is analyzed for all patients-if urine shows evidence of a metabolic abnormality, Serum will be tested.


CPT Codes

83789


Revised

07-19-18

Initials

SL