Ketones, Urine, Qualitative

Sunquest Code:UKET  
Epic Code:LAB403Epic Name:Ketones Urine
Order Instructions:Order a UPH with any standalone UKET
Methodology:Reagent strip; nitroferricyanide reaction
Test Includes:Qualitative test for acetoacetate (not b-OH butyrate or acetone) and pH.
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
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Urine Collection Procedure

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Urine, random collection
Optimal Volume:Submit entire collection; analysis requires 1 mL
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile (Plastic leakproof container, sterile)
Collection Instructions:Deliver to the laboratory within 1 hour. Specimen of choice is a first morning, mid-stream,clean catch urine. Refrigerate the urine if it cannot be delivered immediately.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not store. Submit entire collection. 
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature. Must arrive within 2 hours room temperature; 24 hours refrigerated.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Urinalysis  (University of Minnesota Health Maple Grove Clinics, Range, UMMC-East Bank, Oxboro Bloom, Lakes, Ridges, Northland, Southdale, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, Clinics, St. Joseph's, St. John's, Woodwinds)


Critical Range:Infants less than 7 days: positive ketones with acid pH.
Range and Grand Itasca:  N/A
Reference Range:Negative

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