In diabetics, the measurement of B-hydroxybutyrate as well as blood glucose is needed for the assessment of the severity of diabetic coma and is essential for the exclusion of hyperosmolar non-ketotic diabetic coma. A specific enzymatic assay for Beta-hydroxybutyrate is extrememly important in the assessment of ketosis.
No special preparation is needed for Hydroxybutyrate Dehydrogenase. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Hydroxybutyrate Dehydrogenase. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
|UNISEX||All age groups||0.4 - 0.5 mmol/L|