Lab Test : Beta-hydroxybutyrate

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Alternate:BOH
Includes:BOH
Department:Chemistry
Phone:(937) 641-3428
SQ Code:BOH
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Routine: 3 hours, STAT: 30 minutes
Specimen:Blood
Volume:0.1 mL
Container:3 mL green top tube or green microtainer (sodium heparin)
Temperature:Room temperature
Rejection:N/A
Normal:Normal: 0.0-0.3Ámol
Ketosis: >0.3 Ámol
DKA: >5.0Ámol
Uses:Diagnosis of DKA (Diabetic Ketoacidosis).
Limitations:Acetoacetate levels greater than 8.0Ámol will yield a false negative.
Method:Reflectance Spectrophotometry
 

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