Veripath Test Directory

Epic Test Name BETA-HYDROXYBUTYRIC ACID
Components
Synonyms BHBT, Blood Ketone, Beta Hydroxybutyrate
Description
Specimen Requirements 
Container Preferred Green/yellow (lithium heparin) collection tube; Acceptable Plain red collection tube
Specimen Type Blood
Preferred Collection Volume 3 mL
Minimum Collection Volume 3 mL; Neonates - 0.5 mL
Collection Instructions
Specimen Handling
Rejection Criteria
Methodology Colorimetric
Reference Range Serum (0.0-0.3 mmol/L) and Plasma (0.0-0.3mmol/L)
CPT Code(s) 84311
Department Chemistry
Contact Information Lab (main): 214-633-5227
Turn Around TimeSTAT 1 hr; Routine less than 4 hrs
Performed Sunday - Saturday
Performed by Chemistry
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Notes
Updated/Reviewed 09/25/2017


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