D3 Hydroxybutyrate Ranbut (Ketone) Test is a simple blood test that uses a blood sample for the quantitative in vitro determination of D-3-Hydroxybutyrate in serum or plasma. It is a major ketone in the body that is generated in the liver. It is produced due to the oxidation of fatty acids in the liver. Once produced, it is then transported by the blood to peripheral tissues where it is used as an energy source.
Why get tested?
D3 Hydroxybutyrate Ranbut (Ketone) Test is used to evaluate ketone-producing metabolic energy deficits in the body. The conditions usually occur when there is insufficient carbohydrate metabolism, resulting in increased catabolism of fatty acids.
This test includes
BLOOD KETONE (D3HB)
The test does not require any specific preparations. However, the following are the points that must be kept in mind prior to undergoing the D3 Hydroxybutyrate Ranbut (Ketone) test-
The patients are advised to inform the doctor about their present health status and any on-going medical treatment.
The patients should also inform the doctor about herbal products he/she has been consuming as it may interfere with the test results.
Patients are also advised to inform the doctor about any allergies they suffer from.
Do not smoke or drink alcohol prior to undergoing the test.
The patients may be asked to undergo the test early in the morning or after fasting for several hours.
Frequently asked questions
Q.What is ketosis?
Ketosis is a normal metabolic process that takes place by burning the stored fats to release energy when there is an absence of glucose in the body.
Q.Who should go D3 Hydroxybutyrate Ranbut (Ketone) test done?
D3 Hydroxybutyrate Ranbut (Ketone) is usually recommended to people suffering from diabetes and individuals who consume alcohol on a regular basis.