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)
|Up to 6 weeks
Glucose result should accompany request.
Not currently performed in house; this is a referred test.