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Test ID: KBHB

Ketone (Beta-Hydroxybutyrate)

  • CPT Code:
  • LOINC: 29512-1
  • Specimen Type: HEPARINIZED PLASMA
  • Frequency: Setup: daily; TAT <24 hrs
  • Instructions: 0.3mL plasma from heparinized (green) tube. Alt: Serum or EDTA plasma, refrigerate. Min 0.1mL. Avoid hemolysis.
  • Text: To measure Beta-Hydroxy Butyrate (BHOB) levels in patients suspect of ketosis. BHOB is commonly found in patients suffering from starvation, acute alcohol abuse or diabetes mellitus that can result in severe life threatening metabolic acidosis.
  • Methodology: Enzymatic

 

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