Ordering Recommendation

• Aid in evaluation of hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia.
• Aid in assessment of the etiology of anion gap acidosis.
• Screen for suspected mitochondrial disorders.

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



Compliance Category

FDA

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

82010

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0080045 Beta-Hydroxybutyric Acid 29512-1
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Aliases
  • Anion Gap Acidosis
  • B-hydroxybutyrate, Serum
  • B-OH
  • Beta-Hydroxy Butyric Acid, Serum
  • Hydroxybutyrate, Beta
  • Ketone Bodies
Beta-Hydroxybutyric Acid