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