UCSD Biochemical Genetics Veterinary Diagnostic Services
Quantitative Analysis of 3-Hydroxybutyrate(Blood)
Comments: Assay of 3-hydroxybutyrate can be valuable in determining adequacy of ketogenesis, particularly at a time of prolonged fasting or hypoglycemia. This is a very sensitive fluorometric assay, enabling monitoring of fasting ketogenesis with serial sampling of "heelstick"/"pawstick" volumes.
Sample requirements:Whole blood or Plasma, 0.5 mL (50 ml minimum), frozen and shipped on dry ice.
Turn-around time:Routine: 10-14 working days