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Beta-Hydroxybutyrate LiquiColor® assay

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.

B-HB 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 B-HB 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, B-HB 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.

 

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An introduction to B-HB


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Specifications


Beta-Hydroxybutyrate LiquiColor specification

Methodology Key Features Contents Reference No.
Beta-Hydroxybutyrate Dehydrogenase / INT Ready-to-use liquid reagents
Working reagent stable up to 2 weeks @ 2­8°C
Linear to 4.5 mmol/L
Read @ 505 nm 

R1: 1 x 50 mL

R2: 1 x 8.5 mL

STD: 1 x 3 mL (1 mmol/L)

2440-058

Beta-Hydroxybutyrate Liquicolor Test (Beckman Synchron CX/LX/DX)

Methodology Key Features Contents Reference No.
Beta-Hydroxybutyrate Dehydrogenase / INT

Instrument specific linearity

Read @ 520 nm

2 x 90 tests

B2440-180

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