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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Ketones, Serum

Test Name

Ketones, Serum

Gold Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 1 Gold Top (SST)

Minimum Volume = 2 ml serum

Tube must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection instructions: Collect sample in gold (SST) or red top. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Special Instructions Separate from cells within 2 hours of collection.

Rejection Criteria Multiple freeze/thaw unacceptable, grossly hemolyzed, Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity Samples will be rejected.

Stability: Stable (tightly capped) for 5 days at room temperature, refrigerated 1 week, frozen at -20°C for 2 weeks.

Transportation: Send sample to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turn Around Time (TAT)

2 hours stat/trauma 4 hours routine

Test Utilization

Once

Reference Value

Negative

Test code

KET

Methodology

Gas Chromatrography (with FID)

Testing Location

SMH-Biochemistry

Other Information