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Beta-Hydroxybutyrate (B-Ketone), Whole Blood

Mnemonic:    [B KETONE]
Name:    Beta-Hydroxybutyrate (B-Ketone), Whole Blood
Specimen:    1 mL whole blood from a Green LITHIUM heparin tube. Do not use gel barriers. Bring unspun whole blood sample to chemistry immediately upon receipt.
Spec Stability:    Sample must be tested within 30 minutes of collection
Reference Range:    0.0 - 0.5 mmol/L
  Method:    Precision Xtra Enzymatic
Note:    Acetest tablets are unavailable. CMMC lab will be using a Precision Xtra analyzer to quantitatively measure B-Ketone (Beta-Hydroxybutyrate) in whole blood samples.