.

Vanderbilt Pathology Laboratory Services

Test Directory



BETA-HYDROXYBUTYRATE (BHY)

Department: Chemistry
Test Synonym(s): BHY, Hydroxybutyrate, OH-Butyrate
CPT Codes: 82010
Methodology: Enzymatic / color
Reference Range: 0-150 yrs: 0-0.27 mmpl/L
Tube Type: Light green PST (Lithium Heparin with gel) tube - 4.5 mL
Specimen: Blood
Alternate Specimen: Red top, Purple top, Gray top
Pediatric Requirements: 1 light green microtainer
Volume: 5 mL Blood
Minimum Volume: 0.2 mL Serum or plasma
Temperature: Refrigerated
Stability: Refrigerated: 7 days, Frozen at -20 C if stored longer than 7 days
Reasons for Rejection: Gross Hemolysis
Days Performed: Daily
Times Performed: Continuous
TAT: Stat: 1 hour, Routine: 2 hours
Significance: Replaces Acetest ketones test

Search Tests

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Enter Keyword:

Search Help


Search Options for the Test Directory:

1. Enter the test name in the Keyword search field.
Hint: You can also enter any part of the test name to expand the search.
(Example: you can type "west" or "sed" or "rate" to find Westergren Sedimentation Rate)

2. Enter the Vanderbilt Test Code, if known.

3. Choose one of the letter boxes to display a list of all test names and keywords starting with that letter.

If you are unable to find a test in our directory, please contact VPLS at
1-800-551-5227 or e-mail emily.k.thompson@vanderbilt.edu.