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Ketone bodies in peripheral blood consisting of acetone (2%), acetoacetate (20 %) and D-3-hydroxybutyrate (78 %). D-3-hydroxybutyrate is the most abundant & stable ketone body and most sensitive marker for ketosis. Ketosis can be associated with following conditions – diabetes mellitus, hypoglycemia, dieting, epilepsy, severe illness or injury, sepsis. This test can be used for both diagnosis and monitoring of diabetic ketoacidosis.
Overnight fasting is preferred. Specimen Type, Site, Clinical History Required and Clinician no for notification properly mentioned on TRF.