beta-hydroxybutyrate


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beta-hydroxybutyrate

A ketone body or salt of 3-hydroxybutyric acid involved in fatty acid metabolism, which is increased in diabetic ketoacidosis.

Specimen
Plasma from grey top tube.
 
Ref range
< 0.42 mmol/L.
 
Method
Spectrophotometry-enzymatic.
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Veech has developed a process for converting MCT oil into an ester of beta-hydroxybutyrate, the primary ketone that the body can use for fuel.
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