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Test Compendium


Test Code

  • 6020

Test Synonym

  • Bile Acids, Fractionated, Serum

Minimum Volume

  • 1 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Serum Or Plasma


  • Serum Separator Tube, Plain Red Top Tube, Green Top Tube, Transfer Tube- Plasma, Lavender Top Tube, Transfer Tube- Serum


  • Frozen

Turn Around Time

  • 7 days

CPT Codes

  • 82542
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • 1 mL SERUM OR PLASMA only stable 3 days refrigerated, ship frozen

Additional Information

  • Serum/plasma must be separated from cells within two hours of venipuncture. Transfer serum/plasma to a plastic transport tube before freezing.

Specimen Stability

  • AMBIENT: 1 day REFRIGERATED: 3 days FROZEN: 14 days