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BHYDR / BHYD-M
BETA-HYDROXYBUTYRATE, SERUM

Test Code BHYDR / BHYD-M 
Test BETA-HYDROXYBUTYRATE, SERUM 
Methodology Photometric, B-Hydroxybutyrate Dehydrogenase (B-HBDH) 
Description Useful for diagnosis and monitoring of therapy for diabetic ketoacidosis and for any patient presenting to the emergency room with documented hypoglycemia, acidosis, alcohol ingestion, or an unexplained increase in the anion gap. 
Specimen Draw blood in either a plain, red-top tube or serum gel tube. Spin down and send 2.0 mL (minimum 0.25 mL) of serum FROZEN in a screw-capped, plastic vial. 
Reference Values < 0.4 mmol/L 
Analytic Time 1 Day 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Sunday 
CPT Code(s) 82010