Beta-Hydroxybutyric Acid
0080045
 
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
B-OH
Methodology
Quantitative Enzymatic
Performed
Mon, Wed, Fri
Reported
1-3 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Serum separator tube, lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), green (sodium or lithium heparin), or gray (sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate).  
Specimen Preparation
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
 
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month  
Reference Interval
0.0-3.0 mg/dL
Interpretive Data
Note
CPT Code(s)
82010
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0080045Beta-Hydroxybutyric Acid
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Cross References
  • Anion Gap Acidosis
  • B-hydroxybutyrate, Serum
  • B-OH
  • Beta-Hydroxy Butyric Acid, Serum
  • Hydroxybutyrate, Beta
  • Ketone Bodies