Ketone Bodies

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:

BOHB

POE DESCRIPTION:

Beta-Hydroxybutyrate

DAYS PERFORMED:

Daily, 24 hours

TURNAROUND TIME:

15 minutes

CONTAINER TYPE:

Green top (Sodium Heparin) or Green top (Lithium Heparin

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

Whole Blood; Specimen more than 30 minutes in transit to the laboratory or hemolysis are causes for rejection.  This test cannot be added to an existing specimen.

MINIMUM VOLUME:

0.4 mL blood

HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS:

Deliver tube to laboratory immediately following collection

REFERENCE RANGE:

Negative in normal nutritional states

LAST UPDATED:

2-4-2014

TEST SYNONYM(S):Ketone Bodies; Beta Ketone; Ketones; Blood Acetone; Beta Hydroxybutyrate; Acetone, Quantitative Blood