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Blood Test Information

Beta-hydroxybutyrate
 
minimum sample volume required ~ 2.5ml

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Tube type: Fluoride

Special instructions
Sent away to Sheffield Children's NHS trust.
Contact Laboratory before requesting

Reference range
See report or contact lab

Turnaround Time
21 days

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
Low levels seen in hypoglycaemia due to hyperinsulinaemia and disordered fatty acid metabolism. Elevated in ketoacidosis, but long turnaround time for this analysis makes it unhelpful in differential diagnosis of metabolic acidosis NOTE: Only available after Consultant Endocrinologist or Consultant Paediatrician has discussed with lab

 
 

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