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Test Code Acetoacetate Acetoacetate, Serum

Specimen Required

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Red

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s). Serum gel tube is not acceptable. Spin down and send 3 mL of serum frozen in a plastic, preservative-free vial.

Secondary ID


Method Name

Gas Chromatography (GC)

Reporting Name

Acetoacetate, Serum

Specimen Type

Serum Red

Specimen Minimum Volume

1.2 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Red Frozen (preferred) 4 days
  Refrigerated  4 days

Reject Due To

Hemolysis NA
Lipemia NA
Icterus NA
Other Room Temperature; Serum gel tube (SST), Plasma gel tube (PST)

Reference Values

Reporting limit determined each analysis.



Normal range for adults: 5-30 mcg/mL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday - Sunday

Performing Laboratory

NMS Labs

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FACES Acetoacetate, Serum 1705-3


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Z3524 Acetoacetate 1705-3

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by NMS Labs. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.