Acetone Blood [205]

Test Code
ACE (S41710)

Quest Code

CPT Codes
82010<br /> **This test is not available for Florida, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania or Rhode Island patient testing**

Preferred Specimen
1 mL whole blood collected in a fluoride/oxalate (gray-top) tube

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens
Whole blood collected in: EDTA (lavender-top), sodium heparin (green-top) tube

DO NOT OPEN! Do not use alcohol solutions as skin preparation for drawing specimens. Use non-alcohol solutions such as Betadine® or Zephiran®. Keep transport container tightly sealed.

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 14 days
Refrigerated: 14 days


Setup Schedule

Report Available
3 to 3 days

Patients with diabetes who may also have lactic acidosis may have false negatives or falsely weak reactions. With these patients a beta-hydroxybutyrate measurement may be preferred. High concentrations of levodopa may produce false positives. Ketogenic or low/no-carb diets, often instituted for pediatric epilepsy, may also produce false positive results.

Reference Range
None detected

Clinical Significance
Excessive formation of ketone bodies (acetone) results in increased blood levels (ketonemia) and increased excretion in the urine (ketonuria). This condition is associated with a decreased availability of carbohydrates, such as dieting or decreased use of carbohydrates. Diabetes and alcohol consumption are common causes of ketoacidosis. Acetone is one ketone body formed from acetoacetate. Ingestion of isopropyl alcohol also leads to the formation of acetone.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics-West Hills
8401 Fallbrook Ave
West Hills, CA 91304

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