ACETONE LEVEL (KETONE)

Code
400.4700
Name
ACETONE LEVEL (KETONE)
Category
None
Department
Chemistry
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
Ketone; Serum; Ketone Bodies
CPT Codes
82009
Site
Main Lab
Reference Test
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Gold, SST

Volume

1.0 ml

Transport Info

Refrigerated

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Reference Range

Negative

Methodology

Tablet Reagent Reaction

Clinical Significance

The presence of ketone bodies is important in the evaluation of carbohydrate metabolism. Elevation of acetoacetic acid and acetone is indicative of acidosis, commonly seen in uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.

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