Beta-Hydroxybutyrate LiquiColor® Assay (BHB)

Beta-Hydroxybutyrate LiquiColor® Assay is a qualitative, quick and simple test for ketosis

The Stanbio Chemistry LiquiColor® Beta-Hydroxybutyrate (BHB) reagent is used to detect ketones to identify patients suffering from diabetic ketoacidosis, amongst many other clinical applications.

Beta-Hydroxybutyrate is the most predominate ketone present during DKA and trends with a patient’s clinical status. Since the Beta-Hydroxybutyrate assay is quantitative it can be used for monitoring ketosis to resolution, making it the superior ketone test.

Our Beta-Hydroxybutyrate reagent is used by over 1,100 hospitals in the USA and can be run on an open channel of a laboratory analyzer.

In addition, can be used to clinically diagnose and monitor the disease status or severity of alcoholism, glycogen storage disease, high fat/low carbohydrate diets, pregnancy, alkalosis, ingestion of isopropyl alcohol, and salicylate poisoning.

Key features:

  • Earlier detection of clinically significant ketosis
  • Improved ER and CDU throughput and efficiency
  • Greater precision and sensitivity
  • Results captured in your LIS
MethodologyContentsLinearityOn-board stabilitySample typeSample size
Beta-Hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenase /INTR1: 1 x 50 mL
R2: 1 x 8.5 mL
STD: 1 x 3 mL (1 mmol/L)
Up to 8.0 mmol/LFour weeksSerum or plasma60 µL

Beta-Hydroxybutyrate / BHB

β-Hydroxybutyrate LiquiColor® Assay (BHB)

BHB Uses In The ICU

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