Beta-hydroxybutyric Acid, Grand Itasca

Sunquest Code:GHBOHB  
Epic Code:LAB7052Epic Name:Beta-hydroxy Butyric Acid GH
Synonyms:Beta Hydroxybutyric Acid; Beta-Hydroxybutyrate
Methodology:Whole blood chemistry
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours per day.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Green (lithium heparin, gel) (Red (no gel), Red or gold (gel))

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Whole blood. Do not process.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Test within 30 minutes of collection.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Grand Itasca GICH)


Critical Range:>= 2.6
Reference Range:0.0-0.6 mmol/L

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