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Lab Test Dictionary

Beta-Hydroxybutyrate (37054Z) (Back-Up Only)

Methodology

Enzymatic


Synonyms

bHBA; Betahydroxybutyric Acid

Specimen Type

Serum or Plasma

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Jaun Capistrano


Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Tuesday-Saturday

Standard TAT

1-2 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

1-2 Blood

Container Type

Red Top (No Additive)

Collection Instructions

Plasma collected in a sodium heparin (green-top), lithium heparin (green-top) sodium flouride (gray-top) or EDTA (lavender-top) tube is also acceptable.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 8 Hours; Refrigerated: 7 Days; Frozen: 7 Days

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis

Test Volume Required

1 mL Serum or Plasma

Minimum Test Volume

0.3 mL Serum or Plasma


CPT Codes

82010


Revised

04-06-17

Initials

SL