Beta hydroxybutyrate, whole blood (in-house)

Alphabetical Test listing

Beta hydroxybutyrate, whole blood (in-house)-7726

Test must be run within 30 minutes of collection. Bring specimen to department immediately after collection. This test is available at the Central Laboratory, Buffalo, Cambridge, District One, Mercy, New, Ulm, Owatonna, Regina, River Falls, St. Francis, Unity, United hospitals, and WestHealth.

Sites that cannot get the specimen to one of these sites within 30 minutes of collection should order the Beta Hydroxybutyrate (send-out), referred to LabCorp.

Note differing specimen collection/transport requirements

  
Beta hydroxybutyrate, whole blood (in-house)
  
7726
  
82010.1
  
BHB
  
Beta-hydroxybutyrate
Ketone bodies
  
Lithium heparin (Li hep) whole blood
  
  
5.0 mL
  
1.0 mL
  

Submit entire specimen - do not spin and do not open

  

Dk green Lithium heparin (Li hep), no gel

  
Sodium heparin (Na hep) whole blood
  
5.0 mL
  

Do not spin

  

Refrigerated - 30 minutes
Time sensitive

  
  • Improper labels (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Hemolysis (some procedures)
  • Improper anticoagulant or ratio
  • Delay in transport
  • Improper storage temperature affecting results
  • Improper container
  • Leaking container resulting in compromised specimen
  • Quantity not sufficient (QNS)
  
AHL - Chemistry: C
  
Daily
  
Same day
  

Meter

  

<0.6 mmol/L

  
82010
  
11/18/2011
  
09/12/2019
  
02/07/2020