Test BackgroundAcetoacetate is a ketone body derived from fatty acid metabolism that accumulates in carbohydrate deficient states and in diabetic ketoacidosis.
Clinical Indications Investigation of hypoglycaemia in suspected fatty acid oxidation defects and ketoacidosis.
Sample Required Must be collected under special conditions, please contact Duty Biochemist for requirements.
Turnaround Time Up to 6 weeks
NotesA separate sample for beta-hydroxybutyrate should be taken at the same time.
Not currently performed in house; this is a referred test.