Beta-Hydroxybutyrate Test

The beta-hydroxybutyrate test measures the beta-hydroxybutyrate blood level.

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Beta-Hydroxybutyrate Test FAQ

What is a beta-hydroxybutyrate test?

The beta-hydroxybutyrate test measures the beta-hydroxybutyrate blood level.

Why is a beta-hydroxybutyrate lab test important?

The beta-hydroxybutyrate blood test helps check for ketosis and is used by people performing ketogenic diets.

What type of specimen will I submit?

This Beta-Hydroxybutyrate Test is a blood test.

Do I need to fast to take this test?

Fasting is not necessary.

How long does it take to get test results?

It typically takes 4 business days or less.

Accesa Labs does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All users should consult with a medical provider for specific health concerns.

Last updated on August 28, 2018

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Beta-Hydroxybutyrate Lab Test - More Information

The beta-hydroxybutyrate test, also known as a bHBA test, beta-hydroxybutyrate lab test, beta-hydroxybutyrate blood test, and a ketone lab test, measures the beta-hydroxybutyrate blood level.

Beta-hydroxybutyrate is a ketone produced by the liver from acetoacetate. When blood glucose levels are low, the body produces beta-hydroxybutyrate from acetoacetate as a fuel source for the brain as it can cross the blood-brain barrier to fuel structures in the nervous system. Blood levels of this molecule are elevated in fasting states and tracking beta-hydroxybutyrate levels has become of increasing interest for people pursuing ketosis and intermittent fasting diets. Elevated beta-hydroxybutyrate blood levels can also be seen in other ketoacidosis states (e.g. alcoholic, diabetic).

To get a beta-hydroxybutyrate test near you, order online and get your blood drawn at the Quest Diagnostics lab that you selected. Once your beta-hydroxybutyrate lab report is ready, it will be available for download. As can be seen on the sample beta-hydroxybutyrate lab results, the beta-hydroxybutyrate blood level will be reported as a number and can be compared against the reference range provided by the lab.

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