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Test Code 76460900 Beta-Hydroxybutyrate, Blood

Performing Laboratory

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Laboratory


Test strip utilizing electrodes to measure Beta-hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenase  (HBDH)  in whole blood.


Literature references:

    Product Insert:  Abbott Precision Xceed Pro, ART21459 Rev. A 12/10                      

Specimen Requirements


Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: Full tube





Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Turnaround Time (STAT, Routine)

STAT: 1 hour after receipt laboratory 
Routine in: 2-4 hours after receipt in laboratory




Reference Values

          0.0-0.5 mmol/L                     

Test Classification and CPT Coding


Additional Information

Test name alias:  Beta ketone


Analyte Stability:  Stable for 24 hours in a capped tube.


Test performed in BJH Hematology Laboratory.