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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Biochemistry

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Beta-hydroxybutyrate

Also known as: BHB, ß-hydroxybutyrate, BOHB, Hydroxybutyrate, ketones

Specimen requirements

Sample type: Serum (Serum)

Collection requirements: Specimen must be separated and frozen on day of collection

Cost

Price on application

Turnaround time

Please see Turnaround times

Analytical method

Spectrophotometry

Analysis undertaken at these site(s)

John Radcliffe Hospital

Reference intervals

Female

All ages: 0.00 - 0.27 mmol/L

Male

All ages: 0.00 - 0.27 mmol/L