Ketosis is a common feature in acutely ill patients. In subjects suffering from starvation, acute alcohol abuse, or diabetes mellitus, ketosis can result in severe life threatening metabolic acidosis. The presence and degree of ketosis can be determined by measuring blood levels of ß-hydroxybutyrate.

Ordinarily, ß-hydroxybutyrate is the ketoacid present in the greatest amount in serum. It accounts for approximately 75% of the ketone bodies which also contain acetoacetate and acetone. During periods of ketosis, ß-hydroxybutyrate increases even more than the other two ketoacids, acetoacetate and acetone, and has been shown to be a better index of ketoacidosis including the detection of subclinical ketosis.


  • For the quantitative measurement of ß-Hydroxybutyrate.
  • Reagents are supplied ready to use.
  • Reagents are stable stored at 2-8°C until expiration date on their respective labeling.
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Name Size Part Package Insert
Beta-Hydroxybutyrate Control (Tri-Level) 6 x 5 mL 2460-605 N/A
Beta-Hydroxybutyrate Control (Bi-Level) 6 x 5 mL 2465-605 N/A
Beta-Hydroxybutyrate 1x50 mL (R1);1x8.5 mL (R2); 1x3 mL Calibrator 2440-058 N/A

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