81810:BETA-HYDROXYBUTYRATE

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81810:BETA-HYDROXYBUTYRATE
Alias Names: Butyric Acid /
Methodology: Enzymatic
Edit Date: 10/9/2009
Performed: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Released: 1-4 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 82010-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 4 mL green top tube (heparin), one 4 mL lavender top tube (EDTA), or two 2 mL grey top tubes (sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate).
Handling: Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma into a plastic vial. Refrigerate.
Stability: After separation from clot: 2 hours ambient, 7 days refrigerated, or 1 month frozen.
Standard Volume: 1 mL serum or plasma.
Minimum Volume: 200 µL serum or plasma.
Transport: Refrigerated.

Reference Range:
0.0-3.0 mg/dL