Serum Ketone Test
Serum Ketone Test (Ketone Blood Test)
A serum ketone test helps in determining the levels of ketones in the blood. There are three known ketone bodies, acetoacetate, beta-hydroxybutyrate and acetone.
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Blood Ketone Test
Serum Ketone Test – A serum ketone test helps in determining the levels of ketones in the blood. There are three known ketone bodies: acetoacetate, beta-hydroxybutyrate and acetone.
What is a blood ketone?
Ketones are produced in the body as by-products of fat metabolism. Ketosis is a condition in which ketones accumulate in the blood. Diabetes patients are at an increased risk of developing diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), which is a life-threatening condition. Therefore, monitoring the ketones levels in the blood of diabetic patients is important. Ketones levels also increase because of prolonged fasting, long-term alcohol abuse, acetone poisoning and the consumption of a low carbohydrates diet.
Why the serum ketone test is advised?
The test is primarily used to screen, detect and monitor ketoacidosis. A person may require this test if a doctor suspects ketoacidosis, which may be due to type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes (diabetic ketoacidosis), alcohol abuse (alcoholic ketoacidosis), and/or starvation (starvation ketoacidosis).
Serum ketone test includes
The ketones test is advised if a person develops the symptoms of ketoacidosis, which include;
- Excessive thirst
- Shortness of breath
- Increased urination
- Fruity breath
Serum ketone test conditions
- 10-12hrs overnight fasting may require
- Doctor’s prescription may need
- The normal test results may vary depending on gender, age, health history, etc.
- Inform your doctor if you’ve been taking medicines or drugs, after which, he might ask you to stop. Certain medications can interact with your basic health check up test result. Talk to your doctor.
- Home visit service facility available only for total test cost of above ₹999.00
Serum Ketone Test
Also known as ketone serum blood test, serum ketone lab test, ketones test in blood, ketones test blood, ketones test diabetes,
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