Test directory: Beta-Hydroxybutyrate

Ordering Code5517
Test NameBeta-Hydroxybutyrate
Serum Beta-Hydroxybutyrate
Beta-hydroxy Butyric Acid
Serum B-hydroxybutyrate
Ketone Bodies
Preferred SpecimenPlasma
Preferred ContainerLithium Heparin PST (Green)
Other Specimen/ContainerSerum in SST (Gold)
Optimum Volume0.5 mL
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityRefrigerated: 7 Days
Rejection CriteriaGrossly hemolyzed, Insufficient quantity, Specimen older than stability limits
Avail. StatPatients of the testing hospital only
Analytic Time1 Day
MethodologyPhotometric B-Hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenase

Reference range(s)

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