Beta-Hydroxybutyrate LiquiColor® Assay (B-HB)


Key features

  • Quantitative accuracy for early detection and monitoring of ketosis
  • Clinical Versatility
  • Diagnostic grade precision, sensitivity, and monitoring tool
  • Industry Leading Performance
  • LIS Integrated Results
  • Made in the United States.

B-HB LiquiColor® Assay is a quantative, quick and simple test for ketosis

The Stanbio Chemistry LiquiColor® Beta-Hydroxybutyrate (B-HB) 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.

BHB Uses In The ICU

Methodology Contents Linearity On-board stability Sample type
Beta-Hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenase /INT R1: 1 x 50 mL
R2: 1 x 8.5 mL
STD: 1 x 3 mL (1 mmol/L)
Up to 8.0 mmol/L* Four weeks* Serum or plasma

*Application dependent