Test Overview
Test Methodology

Spectrophotometric

Test Usage

Diagnosis and monitoring of therapy for diabetic ketoacidosis.

Reference Range *

Less than 0.4 mmol/L

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

4 hours

Soft Order Code
BHOB
MiChart Code
Beta-Hydroxybutyrate, Quantitative
Synonyms
  • Hydroxybutyrate
  • Ketone Bodies
  • Beta Hydroxybutyric Acid
  • Beta Hydroxy Butyric Acid
  • Acetoacetic Acid
  • BHYD
  • KETONE BODIES, SERUM
  • BETA-HYDROXYBUTYRATE
  • KETS
  • BHOB
  • Beta-Hydroxybutyrate, Serum
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Automation
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in SST or red top tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial, and refrigerate. Specimens are stable 1 week refrigerated (2-8 degrees C).

Alternate Specimen
Plasma (EDTA, Heparin and NaF) acceptable. [6/12]
Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL serum
Storage Temperature
Refrigerated 1 week.
Billing
CPT Code
82010
Fee Code
37958