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The Ketone Body Ratio in Patients with Liver Disease

Purpose:

To evaluate the metabolic status of a patient using the ketone body ratio.

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

laboratory tests

ICD-10:

K70

Description:

The ratio of the ketone bodies acetoacetic acid and beta-hydroxybutyric acid reflect the metabolic status of the patient, especially in patients with liver disease. Changes in the ketone body ratio may indicate a patient at risk for liver failure or other complications.

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