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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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Collection ConditionsShould be sent to the lab with a concurrent glucose specimen. Please ensure a fluoride OXALATE specimen is collected. Consult paediatric biochemist regarding specimen type if unsure (x64565)
Min. Vol0.5mL
Freq. Referred to external laboratory

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Units - Not Defined -
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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