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About Blood Ketone (D3HB) test

Blood Ketone (D3HB) test

₹500 ₹350

Know more about Blood Ketone (D3HB) test

The Blood Ketone (D3HB) test helps to detect if you are suffering from diabetic ketoacidosis. The test measures the presence of ketones or ketone bodies in the blood.

Symtoms are:

dehydration

shortness of breath

frequnt urge to urinate

excessive thirst

nausea

coma (in rare cases)

The ketones or ketone bodies are known to be byproducts of fat metabolism. 

There are 3 types of ketone bodies:

acetone,

acetoacetate and

beta-hydroxybutyrate.

When there is absence of glucose in the body, ketones are produced as fat.

As in the absence of insulin in the blood, the fat acts as the fuel required for the body to form energy. Thus, once the fat is metabolissed byproducts named ketones are formed in the blood. 

This type of condition are seen in patients of Type 1 Diabetes which at times can lead to medical emmergency as well.

There are no precautions to be taken before going for the test.

Depening on the test results your doctor will give you prescribed medications if there will be need.

Test Method 1: A blood smaple will be collected from a vein of your arm.

Test Report: The turn around time is 24 to 48 hours.

If your doctor suspects you of suffering from diabetic ketoacidosis, you will be advised to get this tets done.

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