BLOOD KETONE (D3HB)

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Keton test

What is Blood Ketone (D3HB) Test?

Ketones are chemicals that are produced by the body if cells do not get enough glucose. Blood Ketone (D3HB) Test, which determines the level of ketones in the blood. Elevated ketone levels are also seen if a person is fasting, exercising, or consuming more dietary fats than usual or is on diet with restricted calories. High ketone levels may indicate a life-threatening complication of Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA), in which the blood becomes too acidic. 

Technique

PHOTOMETRY

Who prescribes

Diabetologist, Dietician, General physician, General Medicine

Sample type

SERUM

Fasting

Non Fasting