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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.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
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 NameLOINC
0080045Beta-Hydroxybutyric Acid29512-1
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Aliases
  • Anion Gap Acidosis
  • B-hydroxybutyrate, Serum
  • B-OH
  • Beta-Hydroxy Butyric Acid, Serum
  • Hydroxybutyrate, Beta
  • Ketone Bodies