Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

BETA-HYDROXYBUTYRATE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1804         Geisinger Epic ID: 14289

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum (preferred) or plasma
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
4 mL grey-top (Na fluoride/K oxalate) tube
4 mL green/green-top (sodium heparin) tube
3.5 mL gold-top (serum separator) tube
3 mL lavender-top (K2 EDTA) tube
3 mL green/black top lithium heparin tube
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of serum; minimum 0.3 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to clot. Centrifuge 10 minutes at 3000 rpm. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred) or frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 8 hours. Refrigerated: 1 week. Frozen: 1 week.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded. Gross hemolysis.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
82010
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Beta-Hydroxybutyrate.
Methodology:
Enzymatic
Synonyms:
Beta hydroxybutyric acid, BHBA, BEHBA
Quest test code 37054

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Setup: Tuesday-Saturday. Report available: 1-2 days.    
Performed stat? No
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