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Test Mnemonic KET Ketones

Methodology

Clinical Significance:

Useful for assessing Ketosis (especially Diabetic Ketoacidosis).

Measures the level of Beta-Hydroxybutarate.

Performing Laboratory

Hallmark Health

Physician Office Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:  Lavender (EDTA)

Specimen:  1 mL of whole blood

 

Reference Values

0-0.6 mmol/L