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Test Code BHB Beta Hydroxybutyrate,LAB2551

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Green-top (sodium or lithium heparin gel)

Acceptable: Lavendar-top EDTA or Gray-top sodium fluoride tube

Specimen Volume: 100 uL of plasma

Stability: Specimen is stable for one week at 2 - 8°C.

 

Reference Values

0.02-0.27 mmol/L

Useful For

The measurement of β-hydroxybutyrate is useful in the diagnosis and treatment of ketoacidosis.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Methodology

Enzymatic

Test Classification and CPT Coding

82010