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