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KETON
KETONE BODIES, QL

Test Code KETON 
Test KETONE BODIES, QL 
Methodology Sodium Nitroprusside (K-CHEK tablets) 
Description Useful for the detection of ketones in blood in various disease states; such as abnormal carbohydrate metabolism, diabetes, starvation, eclampsia, etc. 
Specimen SERUM
Draw blood in either a plain, red-top tube or serum gel tube. Spin down and send 0.5 mL of serum refrigerated. 
MMC Specimen
Draw blood in a plasma gel tube or a lavender-top (EDTA) tube. 0.5 mL of plasma required. 
Reference Values Negative 
Analytic Time 1 Day - Available STAT 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Sunday 
CPT Code(s) 82009