23 %

Ketone Body (beta Hydroxybutyrate), Serum

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2 mL (0.5 mL min.) Serum from 1 SST. Ship refrigerated or frozen.


Sample Daily by 4 pm; Report Same day

Beta hydroxybutyrate a predominant ketone is an extremely reliable guide for monitoring insulin therapy in the treatment of Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA). During successful therapy, total ketones ; beta Hydroxybutyrate decreases but acetoacetate increases. It may produce a paradoxical situation, as ketosis may appear to worsen because most of the tests for ketosis detects acetoacetate only whereas Beta hydroxybutyrate measurement quantitate this decrease.


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