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Clinical Chemistry Laboratory

Beta-hydroxybutyrate Plasma (plasma ketones)

  • Synonyms: BHB, PLASMA KETONE
  • LIS Mnemonic: BHBP

    Collect

    Light Green (PST - Lithium heparin) Satellite locations must send Gold top tube

    Volume Required

    1.0 mL blood

    Minimum Required

    0.25 mL blood

    Transport

    Room temperature

    Stability

    2 hrs room temp, 5 days refrigerated

    Processing

    Spin and freeze Plasma at -20 C as soon as possible. Specimen can be stored up to one week refrigerated.

Days Performed

Daily

Reported

1 hour

Reflex Testing

N/A

CPT

84311

Methodology

Enzymatic

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