Monitor exposure to acetone.
Quantitative Gas Chromatography
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).
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. When drawing a blood specimen for alcohol testing, use a nonalcohol-based cleanser at the venipuncture site.
Whole blood. Plasma Separator Tubes (PST), Serum Separator Tubes (SST).
After separation from cells: Ambient: 5 days; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month
|Therapeutic Range||No therapeutic range. Limit of detection: 5 mg/dL|
|Toxic Level||Greater than 100 mg/dL|
Toxic concentrations may cause nausea, vomiting, central nervous system and respiratory depression.
Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
- Acetoacetic Acid
- Beta-hydroxybutyric Acid
- Dimethyl Ketone
- Ketone Bodies
- Plasma Ketone
- Serum Ketone