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Lab Test Dictionary

Acetoacetate, Serum/Plasma (0060SP)


Gas Chromatography (GC)


Acetoacetic Acid

Specimen Type

Serum or Plasma

Performing Lab

NMS Labs

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Standard TAT

8 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

3-6 mL Blood

Container Type

Red Top (No Additive)

Collection Instructions

Plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube is also acceptable.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 4 Days; Frozen: 21 Months (Preferred)

Rejection Criteria

Received room temp; Received refrigerated; Serum separator tube (SST)

Test Volume Required

3 mL Serum or Plasma

Minimum Test Volume

1.2 mL Serum or Plasma

Processing Instructions

Complete a NMS Labs requisition and submit with specimen frozen.

CPT Codes