Heparin (light green), SST (gold)
0.3 ml Heparin (light green) or Plain(red).
Mon - Sun, 24hrs
Cobas Pro enzymatic
<0.3 mmol/L ( overnight fast)
15% at 0.29 mmol/L and 10% at 1.25 mmol/L
Ketosis is a common finding in all cases of moderate to severe illness.
Of particular interest however is the ketosis that develops as a complication of Diabetes Mellitus.
OHB is far more sensitive indicator of this.
Often increases will be seen in normal people who are dieting or undergoing exercise.
Ketones include acetoacetic acid, beta-hydroxybutyric acid and acetone. The relative proportions of all ketones depend on the severity of the ketosis and the availability of NADH for metabolism. Beta-hydroxybutyric acid (OHB) can be added up to 4 hrs post collection.
0.1 mL serum or plasma