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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
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Test
Beta Hyroxybutyrate
CategoryClinical Biochemistry
Code
FFAH
Test information
For the determination of ketone bodies in serum The FFA/beta hydroxybutyrate ratio is useful in differential diagnosis of hypoglycaemia.
Pre-analytical
Please state glucose result
Reference range
see report
Special requirements
Plasma
Tube type
Fluoride oxalate
Minimum volume
500uL
TAT Inpatient
4 weeks
TAT GP/Outpatient
4 weeks
Referral lab
Depts of Blood Sciences and Metabolic Biochemistry, Birmingham Children's Hospital
Page last updated: 11 January 2022