Bile acids (serum)


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Samples required

Clotted blood (gold cap, 5 mL tube).

Test indications


Factors affecting test performance/ results

Specimens from patients on ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) treatment are unsuitable.

Results should always be assessed in conjunction with the patient’s medical history, clinical examination and other findings.

Reference range

up to 10 µmol/L
Source: Total bile acids kit insert Diazyme 20/10/10 70003 Rev.S

Turnaround time

24 hours at PRH, 2 days RSCH (within 2h at PRH if urgent)


Biochemistry (Automation)