THE DETECTION of clinically-significant ketosis – the condition of elevated levels of ketones occur in the body in response to a low supply of energy (glucose) – can be improved through the use of LiquiColor reagents, says Stanbio Laboratory.
Using LiquiColor, levels of the ketone beta-hydroxybutyrate in serum and plasma can be used to diagnose and monitor diabetes mellitus, alcoholism, glycogen storage disease, high fat/low carbohydrate diets, pregnancy, alkalosis, ingestion of isopropyl alcohol, and salicylate poisoning.
As beta-hydroxybutyrate is the main ketone produced during ketosis, Stanbio says the blood assay provides a better tool than the nitroprusside test strips commonly used for the detection of ketone bodies in urine.
Beta-hydroxybutyrate also demonstrates excellent stability, making it the most reliable indicator of clinically relevant ketosis and ketoacidosis.
Stanbio says its LiquiColor reagents produce quantitative and objective results and provides an excellent tool for differentiating metabolic acidosis and monitoring therapy.