Test Catalog

Test ID: BHYD    
Beta-Hydroxybutyrate, Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Monitoring therapy for diabetic ketoacidosis


Investigating the differential diagnosis of any patient presenting to the emergency room with hypoglycemia, acidosis, suspected alcohol ingestion, or an unexplained increase in the anion gap


In pediatric patients, the presence or absence of ketonemia/uria is an essential component in the differential diagnosis of inborn errors of metabolism


Serum beta-hydroxybutyrate is a key parameter monitored during controlled 24-hour fasts

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Photometric, B-Hydroxybutyrate Dehydrogenase (B-HBDH)

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Beta-Hydroxybutyrate, S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

B-hydroxybutyrate, Serum
Beta-Hydroxy Butyric Acid, Serum
Hydroxybutyrate, Beta
Ketone Bodies