Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Beta Hydroxybutyrate, Plasma/Serum

Test Name: Beta Hydroxybutyrate, Plasma/Serum
Alternate Name(s): BHB
Ketones
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: Adult:
4.5 mL Light Green top (Li-Heparin) Vacutainer tube

Pediatric:
0-2 years: 0.5 mL Light Green top (Li-Heparin) Microtainer
2-10 years: 3 mL Light Green top (Li-Heparin) Vacutainer tube

Red or Gold top tubes are also acceptable
Collection Information: Minimum volume of plasma or serum required is 700 ÁL for adult samples or 200 ÁL for pediatric samples.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: As required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
4 hours
Stat
1 hour
 
Reference Range: ≤0.30 mmol/L
Effective Date: 2020-03-30
Revised Date: 2020-06-05
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Enzymatic, 2 point rate
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Do not freeze in primary collection tube. Aliquot sample in appropriately labeled aliquot tube and freeze before shipping.
System Codes: 
Cerner
BHB
 
Referred To:  

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