Bile Acids


Test Information

Test Name

Bile Acids

Synonyms

Bile Salts

Preferred Specimen

SST

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

2 days


Collection Information

Main Lab Only

Yes

Availability

Note - Test is not included in Midwife authorised test list.

Preparation

  • Fasting, or collect 2 hours after meal
  • Collect on ice
  • Spin, separate & freeze or send to lab ASAP

Processing Information

Registration Code

BILS

Notes

  • Keep on ice
  • Centrifuge; Separate & freeze ASAP

Alternative Specimen

Heparin; Plain tube


Methodology

Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Canterbury Health Laboratory (via WHL)

Send Away Transport

Frozen

External Lab Website