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Lab Dept:

Chemistry

Test Name:

ACETOACETATE

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

ACEO

Synonyms:

Acetoacetate Acid

CPT Codes:

82010 – Acetone or other ketone bodies, serum; quantitative

Test Includes:

Blood acetoacetate levels measured in ug/mL.

Logistics

Test Indications:

N/A

Lab Testing Sections:

Chemistry - Sendouts

Referred to:

Mayo Medical Laboratories and forwarded to National Medical Services (MML Test: 90247/FACTO)

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

5 - 13 days

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Blood

Container:

Blood: Red top (plain, no gel) tube, Lavender top (EDTA) tube
Note:
Serum separator tubes are not acceptable

Draw Volume:

6 mL (Minimum: 3.6 mL) blood

Processed Volume:

2 mL (Minimum: 1.2 mL) serum/plasma

Collection:

Routine venipuncture

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Centrifuge specimen, remove serum/plasma aliquot. Place test in a separate aliquot from any other testing. Store and ship at frozen temperatures. Ship and store frozen. Indicate plasma or serum on request form. Forward promptly.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Warm or cold specimens; mislabeled or unlabeled specimens

Interpretive

Reference Range:

5 - 30 mcg/mL

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

Reporting limits are determined by each analysis.

Methodology:

Gas Chromatography (GC)

References:

Mayo Medical Laboratories Web Page (September 2010)

Updates:

9/2/2010: Units change from ug/L to mcg/L.



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