Days Set Up
Analytic Time

2 - 3 days

MiChart Code
Bile Acids, Total (Sendout)
Soft Order Code

Test Updated:


Bile Salts, Total

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Test Overview

Test Methodology


Test Usage

Detection of hepatobiliary dysfunction. Aid in diagnosis of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy.

Reference Range

< or = 10 mcmol/L

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in an SST or red top tube from a fasting patient (8 hour fast). Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial within 2 hours of collection, and refrigerate.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL serum

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.