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Laboratory Test Reference Guide

Laboratory Information

Test Name

Ketones whole blood (POCT-StatStrip meter)

Specimen Collection

Specimen Collection and Transport Protocols

Clean patients' hand and wipe away the first drop of blood.

Adult Specimen

0.6 µL capillary sample collected directly onto a Statstrip test strip, or a heparin sample

Test Information



Test Availability

Mon - Sun, 24hrs

Laboratory Turnaround Time

10 seconds


SatStrip glucose/ketone meter

Unit of measurement


Reference interval

<0.3 mmol/L

Uncertainty of measurement

± 20%

Additional Information

Ketones include acetoacetic acid, beta-hydroxybutyric acid and acetone. The relative proportions of all ketones depend on the severity of the ketosis and the availability of NADH for metabolism. Beta-hydroxybutyric acid (OHB) can be added up to 4 hrs pos.

Minimum Volume

0.6 µL whole blood

Electronic Information

Registration Code


HL7 mapping code