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Ketone Screen - Blood

Source Blood
Mnemonic KETONE
Specimen Requirements

1 x 3 mL or 4.5 mL light green (mint) top PST tube.  Gold top SST tube also acceptable.

0.2 mL plasma or serum

Minimum Whole Blood Volumes for Microcollections

Specimen Handling  
Additional Information  Commonly used to assess for ketosis in diabetic or fasting patients using Beta Hydroxybutyrate methodology. Test does not detect acetoacetic acid or acetone.
Testing Location Chemistry-ACH, FMC, PLC, RGH, SHC
Testing Frequency Daily
Alternate Name(s)
Reference Interval Negative