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Test Code Billings Clinic: 4227 Acetone, Serum

Performing Laboratory

Billings Clinic Laboratory: Chemistry

Useful For

The presence of ketone bodies is important in the evaluation of carbohydrate metabolism.



Specimen Requirements

  • Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s) or a serum gel tube(s).
  • Spin down and send 0.5 mL of serum refrigerated.


Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum, Plasma Refrigerated, Closed Container 48 hours

Reference Values

Negative (reported as positive or negative)

Day(s) Test Set Up


Test Classification and CPT Coding

82009 - Ketone body(s); qualitative

LOINC Code Information

Reporting Name LOINC Code
Acetone, Serum 20469-3