Beta-hydroxybutyrate is a ketone body derived from fatty acid metabolism that accumulates in carbohydrate deficient states and in diabetic ketoacidosis.
Investigation of hypoglycaemia, in suspected fatty acid oxidation defects and ketoacidosis.
|Sample & container required||Heparin (green top)|
|Sample volume||0.5 mL|
|Turnaround time||Up to 6 weeks|
Glucose result should accompany request.
Not currently performed in house; this is a referred test.