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.
|Sample & container required||Must be collected under special conditions, please contact Duty Biochemist for requirements.|
|Turnaround time||Up to 6 weeks|
A separate sample for beta-hydroxybutyrate should be taken at the same time.