Ketone Beta-Hydroxybutyrate Quantitative, Rapid

Abbrev Code:Beta-Hydroxy   
Order Code:LAB3224Order Name:Ketone Beta-Hydroxybutyrate Quantitative, Rapid
Synonyms:Ketone; BOHB; BHOB; Beta-Hydroxybutyric Acid (Rapid)
Methodology:Enzymatic quantitation, LiquiColor ®
CPT Codes: 82010 x1
Test Includes:Test measures B-hydroxybutyrate (B-Ketone), the most important of the three ketone bodies.
Turnaround Time:Performed 24 hours/day.
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Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Collection Instructions:Chemistry Tests Containers Chart
Contraindications:High hematocrits (above 60%) may yield falsely lower results and lower hematocrits (below 30%) may cause falsely high results. Test results may be erroneously low if patient is severely dehydrated, or severely hypotensive, in shock, or in hyperglycemic-hypersmolar state.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL of plasma/serum, 0.5 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:1 week at refrigerated temperature
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Roche-Grand Itasca, Roche-Lakes, Roche-Northland, Roche-Range, Roche-Ridges, Roche-Southdale, Roche-St. John's, Roche-UMMC East, Roche-UMMC West, Woodwinds)


Critical Range:Greater than 1.5 mmol/L
Reference Range:≤0.30 mmol/L
Use:Evaluate ketoacidosis, usually with diabetes mellitus. The method measures beta-hydroxybutyrate, which is elevated more reliably in diabetics with ketoacidosis, rather than acetoacetate.

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