Can serum beta-hydroxybutyrate be used to diagnose diabetic ketoacidosis?

@article{SheikhAli2008CanSB,
  title={Can serum beta-hydroxybutyrate be used to diagnose diabetic ketoacidosis?},
  author={Mae Sheikh-Ali and Brad S. Karon and Ananda Basu and Yogish C. Kudva and L M A J Muller and Jia Xu and W. Frederick Schwenk and John M. Miles},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  year={2008},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={643-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Current criteria for the diagnosis of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) are limited by their nonspecificity (serum bicarbonate [HCO(3)] and pH) and qualitative nature (the presence of ketonemia/ketonuria). The present study was undertaken to determine whether quantitative measurement of a ketone body anion could be used to diagnose DKA. RESEARCH… CONTINUE READING