Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

4 hours

MiChart Code
Beta-Hydroxybutyrate, Quantitative
Soft Order Code
BHOB

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Synonyms

Hydroxybutyrate
Ketone Bodies
Beta Hydroxybutyric Acid
Beta Hydroxy Butyric Acid
Acetoacetic Acid
BHYD
KETONE BODIES, SERUM
BETA-HYDROXYBUTYRATE
KETS
BHOB
Beta-Hydroxybutyrate, Serum

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Spectrophotometric

Test Usage

Diagnosis and monitoring of therapy for diabetic ketoacidosis.

Reference Range

Less than 0.4 mmol/L

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

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).

Yellow Top Tube
Red Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL serum

Billing Information

CPT Code
82010
Pro Fee Code
 
Insurance Auth Info
 
LOINC
 

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.