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​Beta Ketone


​Specimen Requirements​

  • ​Whole Blood

​Collection Procedure
  • Specimen must be collected in a Saskatoon Hospital
​Required Volume
  • Optimal Volume: 1 mL
  • Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL whole blood
    (Submitting the minimum volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory/reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum volume may require a second collection. Chemistry may be able to do up to 10 tests with 0.75 mL blood.)
  • Pediatric Volume: 400µL whole blood
  • Capillary Volume: 125µL whole blood
  • Specimen must be received in laboratory within 60 minutes of collection
  • Sample tube must not be opened until testing is performed
Grounds for Rejection​

Testing Information​ ​

  • ​24 hours a day
Testing Site​
  • ​SPH, RUH, SCH
​Results Reporting
  • ​Reported within 60 minutes of collection
  • Amperometric
Alternate Test Names​
  • Keton
  • Beta hydroxybutyrate
  • Ketones
​Specimen Retention
  • ​3 days
SHR LIS Test Code​
  • ​KETOB (For Laboratory Use Only)


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Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-781 v2

Last Modified: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 |
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