BETA-HYDROXYBUTYRIC ACID

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.2 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: EDTA, Heparin (Sodium or Lithium), Fluoride
Serum: Red-top

Methodology
Quantitative Enzymatic

Stability
Room Temperature: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 1 month

Reference Range
0.0-3.0 mg/dL

Performed
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Turnaround Time4-6 days
Test CodeBHYD
CPT-4 Code (s)
82010
LOINC Codes
29512-1

Warde
Medical
Laboratory