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Beta-Hydroxybutyric Acid

Components

Name Method Department Units
Beta Hydroxybutyrate Enzymatic assay
Core Lab, Chemistry, Routine mM

Specimen Requirements

Plasma Spun, Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Green tube (Lithium heparin), with Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

Micro sample tube 1 mL
Alternate

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

Micro sample tube 1 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), with Gel

Micro sample tube 1 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 2 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 7 day(s)
Frozen - 6 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 2 hours, separate supernatant and refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Not received within specified time frame
  • Not received at proper temperature
  • Gross hemolysis

Comments

Transport to the Laboratory within 2hrs of collection. If transport is delayed, refrigerate SEPARATED plasma/serum.

CPT Code

  • 82010