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Clinical Biochemistry

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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


Price on application

Turnaround time

Please see Turnaround times

Analytical method


Analysis undertaken at these site(s)

John Radcliffe Hospital

Reference intervals


All ages: 0.00 - 0.27 mmol/L


All ages: 0.00 - 0.27 mmol/L