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Hydroxybutyrate (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:beta Hydroxybutyrate
Ketones
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:BHB
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Specimen Types:Serum
Container Types:
SSTSST
Adults Volume or Mass:6 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:

This specific assay replace 'Ketones' for laboratory measurement.

Li Heparin plasma specimen also acceptable however an aliquot of the plasma should be sent the testing laboratory.

Transport Instructions:

Deliver to lab as soon as possible.

Processing Instructions:Store at 4'C
External Laboratory:The Alfred Pathology Service (APS)
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at 4'C with Ice Pack