Sample type: Plasma
Test name: 3-Hydroxybutyrate a.k.a. ketones
Condition / Indication: Hypoglycaemia / Ketosis
Special precautions & notes: Send to laboratory immediately, including a request for glucose and free fatty acid analysis.
Reference range: Fasting levels < 0.30 mmol/L.
Container: Fluoride (grey top)
Ideal volume (mL): 5 mL
Referred outside NBT for analysis? No
Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry
Section: Biochemical Genetics
Turnaround time: 7 days