Acetoacetate, Serum/Plasma Test (0060SP)
||Diagnostic Monitoring; This test is New York State approved.
||Biological Marker (Exposure)
||Gas Chromatography (GC)
||3 mL Serum or Plasma
||Plastic container (preservative-free)
||Serum: Collect sample in Red top tube
Plasma: Collect sample in Lavender top tube (EDTA) or Pink top tube.
Promptly centrifuge and separate Serum or Plasma into a plastic screw capped vial using approved guidelines AND freeze (preferably at -70 C). Ship overnight Monday through Thursday, to arrive at NMS Labs the following day.
|Light Protection Required
||Room Temperature: Not Stable
Refrigerated: 4 day(s)
Frozen (-20 °C): 4 day(s)
Frozen (-70 °C): 29 day(s)
||Received Room Temperature. Received Refrigerated. Polymer gel separation tube (SST or PST).
|Day(s) Test Set-up / TAT
||[GC] Monday / 3 days
|Suggested CPT Code
|Test Summary Sheet
*Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.
**Stated minimum volume allows for a single analysis. Repeat analysis will not be performed.