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Test Compendium

1528: BETA-HYDROXYBUTYRATE

Test Code

  • 1528

Test Synonym

  • Beta-Hydroxybutyrate

Minimum Volume

  • 1 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Serum Or Plasma

Container

  • Serum Separator Tube, Plain Red Top Tube, Lavender Top Tube, Green Top Tube

Storage

  • Frozen

CPT Codes

  • 82010
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Additional Information

  • Serum/plasma must be separated from cells within 2 hours of venipuncture. Transfer separated serum/plasma to a plastic transport tube. To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple test on frozen sample, PLEASE SUBMIT SEPARATE FROZEN SPECIMENS FOR EACH TEST REQUESTED.