Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
beta-Hydroxybutyrate

Synonyms
B-HBA
beta-HBA

CMH Lab Section
Chemistry

Specimen Requirements
0.5 mL in a red or green top tube
gel tubes are acceptable

Availability
STAT
Routine

Turn Around Time
STAT: 1 hour
Routine: 2-4 hours

Methodology
EIA

Ranges
<270 mcmol/L

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