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Acetone, Quantitative
0090005
Ordering Recommendation

Monitor exposure to acetone.

Mnemonic
AC
Methodology
Quantitative Gas Chromatography
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-3 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
For medical purposes only. Timing of specimen collection: Dependent on time of exposure, test upon presentation to hospital. 
Collect
Plain Red. Also acceptable: Lavender (EDTA), Pink (K2EDTA), Green (Sodium or Lithium Heparin), or Gray (Potassium Oxalate/Sodium Fluoride). 
Specimen Preparation
Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL) Cap tube tightly to minimize alcohol loss. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Whole blood. Plasma Separator Tubes (PST), Serum Separator Tubes (SST). 
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 5 days; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month 
Reference Interval
Therapeutic RangeNot well established. Limit of detection: 5 mg/dL
Toxic LevelGreater than 100 mg/dL

Interpretive Data
Toxic concentrations may cause nausea, vomiting, central nervous system and respiratory depression.

Note
CPT Code(s)
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0090005Acetone, Quantitative5568-1
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Aliases
  • 2-Propanone
  • Acetoacetate
  • Acetoacetic Acid
  • B-Ketopropane
  • Beta-hydroxybutyrate
  • Beta-hydroxybutyric Acid
  • Dimethyl Ketone
  • Dimethylformaldehyde
  • Ketone Bodies
  • Plasma Ketone
  • Propanone
  • Serum Ketone