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Blood Test Information

minimum sample volume required ~ 2.5ml

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Test Code: OHB

Tube type: Fluoride

Special instructions
Send to laboratory immediately following collection.

Sent away to Southmead Hospital
Contact Laboratory before requesting

Reference range
<0.30 (fasting)


Turnaround Time
14 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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