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.
|Up to 6 weeks
A separate sample for beta-hydroxybutyrate should be taken at the same time.