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Beta Hydroxybutyrate

Published on January 24, 2018

Beta Hydroxybutyrate

SIM

10035 

CPT

 

Synonyms

BHB, B-Hydroxybutyrate 

Specimen Type

Serum 

Container

4.0 ml Gold-top serum separator or 3.5 ml Green - Lithium heparin plasma separator

Collection Instructions

none

Volume

1ml serum, minimum 0.5 ml

Additional Information

 

Patient Preparation

none

Specimen Processing Instructions

Serum:  allow to clot.  Centrifuge at 3380 rpm's (+/- 100) for a minimum of 10 minutes. 

Plasma:  Centrifuge at 3380 rpm's for a minimum of 10 minutes.

Centrifuge within 2 hours of collection.

Transport Requirements

Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

Stable one week if centrifuged and refrigerated at 2-8 degree Celcius. 

Rejection Criteria

May reject if grossly hemolyzed or lipemic.

Reference Range

<0.27 mmol/L

Critical Value

none 

Test Includes

Beta-Hydroxybutyrate 

Methodology

Enzymatic quantitation 

Testing Frequency

Daily Monday - Sunday  

 

Reviewed By

Sandy Hammett 

Reviewed Date

1-24-18

Supplemental

  

Reviewed by Sandy Hammett on January 24, 2018

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