Test performed at York Hospital Laboratory.

Test Code

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum collected in a serum separator tube (SST)
1 mL urine submitted in a plastic leakproof container

Minimum Volume
0.3 mL serum or urine

Other Acceptable Specimens
Serum: 1 mL serum collected in a no additive (red-top) tube, transferred to a plastic screw-cap vial

Transport Temperature

Specimen Stability
Contact the laboratory

Acetest Tablets

Setup Schedule

Report Available
Next Day

Reference Range

Clinical Significance
Excessive formation of ketone bodies (acetone) results in increased blood levels and increased excretion in the urine. 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. Ingestion of isopropyl alcohol also leads to the formation of acetone.

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.