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ID:458 Ketones
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DescriptionHydroxybutyrate is measured. Please refer to this tests and tubes entry.
Additional InfoIn normals BOB: ACA = 1:3 In DKA BOB:ACA = 6-12:1
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna

InterpretationAcetoacetate increased in DKA, prolonged fasting, anorexia nervosa, persistent vomiting, GSD I, III, VI. Beta-OH-butyrate predominant ketone in DKA and raised in alcoholic ketoacidosis

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IP Acute TATRefer to Website
IP Routine TAT5 days
GP Acute TATRefer to Website
GP Routine TATRefer to Website
Turnround CommentNA
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