Beta Hydroxybutyrate


Test Information

Test Name

Beta Hydroxybutyrate

Synonyms

Ketones; Beta-Hydroxybutyrate; OHB

Preferred Specimen

SST

Testing Location

Referral


Collection Information

Delivery and Handling

Separate and freeze within 6 hours of collection; collection close to courier pick up time.


Processing Information

Registration Code

KET

Alternative Specimen

Heparin


Methodology

Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Waikato Hospital Laboratory

Send Away Notes

Ketones include acetoacetic acid, beta-hydroxybutyric acid and acetone. Beta-hydroxybutyric acid (OHB) can be added up to 4 hrs post collection.

Send Away Transport

Frozen

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