Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

BILE ACIDS, TOTAL

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1845         Geisinger Epic ID: 6487

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of serum; minimum 0.5 mL.
Special notes:
Draw after eight-hour fast. See Specimen Processing Instructions.
Patient preparation:
Patient must fast for eight hours.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to clot. Centrifuge within 1 hour of collection and aliquot. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated. Frozen also acceptable.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: Unacceptable. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 30 days.
Rejection criteria:
Room temperature specimens, unspun serum separator tube (SST), unspun red-top tube will be rejected.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
82239
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Bile acids, total.
Methodology:
Spectrophotometric (Colorimetric)
Synonyms:
Cholylglycine bile acids, Quest code 14801, BILEAC

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Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday-Friday morning    
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