Beta-Hydroxybutyrate LiquiColor® reagent validated for use on the Ortho VITROS® 4600 Chemistry System, VITROS® 5600 Integrated System and VITROS® XT 7600 Integrated System


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 BHB 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 1,500 hospitals worldwide and can be run on most open channel chemistry analyzers.

Now validated for use on Ortho VITROS® 4600 Chemistry System and VITROS® 5600 Integrated System


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Methodology Contents Linearity Calibration stability Sample type Sample size
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 6.0 mmol/L 45 days Serum or plasma 4 µL

Beta-Hydroxybutyrate / B-HB

β-Hydroxybutyrate LiquiColor® Assay (BHB)

Key features:

  • Earlier detection of clinically significant ketosis
  • Improved ER and CDU throughput and efficiency
  • Greater precision and sensitivity
  • Results captured in your LIS