Ketones

Sample type: Urine - Random

Test name: Ketones

Condition / Indication: Ketosis

Special precautions & notes: Dipstick analysis available on ward, however, please note that this will detect acetoacetate only and not 3-hydroxybutyrate. If this is required please use a blood ketone meter where available, (or See 3-Hydroxybutyrate).

Reference range: n/a

Container: Urine plain 5ml (Beige top)

Alternative container: Universal (white top)

Ideal volume (mL): 5 mL

Referred outside NBT for analysis? No

Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry

Section: Point of Care Testing

Turnaround time: n/a

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