Acetoacetate, Serum/Plasma [6004X]

Test Code

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
3 mL serum collected in a red-top tube (no gel)

Minimum Volume
1.2 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens
Plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top), or (pink-top) tube

Promptly centrifuge and separate serum or plasma into a transport tube and freeze (preferably at -70° C). Ship overnight Monday through Thursday to arrive at NMS Labs the following day.

Transport Temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: Not stable
Refrigerated: 4 days
Frozen -20° C: 29 days
Frozen -70° C: 21 months

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Received room temperature • Received refrigerated • Serum Separator Tube (SST®) • PST tube


Gas Chromatography (GC)

Setup Schedule
Set up: Mon; Report available: 3 days

Reference Range
See Laboratory Report

Clinical Significance
Diagnostic monitoring.

Performing Laboratory
NMS Labs
200 Welsh Rd
Horsham, PA 19044

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.