Beta-Hydroxybutyrate

Test Code
BHB - NOCO


Alias/See Also
Ketones


CPT Codes
82010

Preferred Specimen
1.0 mL whole blood from Dark Green top (Sodium Heparin)


Minimum Volume
0.5 mL


Specimen Stability
 Whole Blood NaHep Refrigerated 7 days


Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Gross hemolysis, LiHep/Serum specimens, plasma


Setup Schedule
Monday through Sunday; Continuously


Report Available
Same day


Reference Range
< 6.2 mg/dL


Performing Laboratory
North Colorado Medical Center
Mckee Medical Center Laboratory




The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.