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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

Spectrophotometry - Enzymatic - 3-Hydroxybutuyrate Dehydrogenase

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

Last reviewed:14 June 2024