Purpose
Postmortem Evaluation. Diagnostic Monitoring
Method(s)
Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)
Suggested CPT Code(s)
82010
New York State Approval Status

Approved

Turnaround Time

8 days

Test Includes
1 Betahydroxybutyric Acid Betahydroxybutyrate; BHB; Ketone Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) mcg/mL 20 Biological Marker

Specimen Type
Blood
Requested Volume
1 mL
Minimum Volume
0.3 mL
Special Handling
None
Specimen Container
Gray top tube (Sodium Fluoride / Potassium Oxalate)

Additional Collection Instructions

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated
Light Protection
Not Required
Rejection Criteria
Received Room Temperature.

Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.

Stability
Room Temperature: 2 day(s)
Refrigerated: 14 day(s)
Frozen (-20 °C): 30 day(s)
1 Betahydroxybutyric Acid Betahydroxybutyrate; BHB; Ketone Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) mcg/mL 20 Biological Marker

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