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3264 Serum Ketones

Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
Serum
7 Days 2 - 8°C
Negative

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum
Container: 1 Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Temperature: Refrigerated
Preferred Vol: 1.00 mL
Min Vol: 0.50 mL

Method

Manual

Schedule

Sun-Sat

Turn-Around Time

24hrs; Also offered STAT at an additional charge

Instructions/Notes

Clinical Utility

Excessive formation of ketone bodies results in increased blood levels and increased excretion in the urine. Diabetes and alcohol consumption are common causes of ketoacidosis.

CPT Codes

82009

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