Acetone, Quantitative
Ordering Recommendation

Monitor exposure to acetone.

Quantitative Gas Chromatography
1-3 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
For medical purposes only. Timing of specimen collection: Dependent on time of exposure, test upon presentation to hospital. 
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
Unacceptable Conditions
Whole blood. Plasma Separator Tubes (PST), Serum Separator Tubes (SST). 
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.

Statement B: Compliance Statement B: For laboratory developed tests not using a RUO kit, and for FDA approved, cleared or 510(k) exempt assays with alterations. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

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Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0090005Acetone, Quantitative5568-1
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