Diagnostic Monitoring
Gas Chromatography (GC)
Suggested CPT Code(s)
New York State Approval Status


Turnaround Time

8 days

Test Includes
1 Acetoacetate Gas Chromatography (GC) mcg/mL 10 Biological Marker (Exposure)

Test Also Known As
Acetoacetic Acid
Compliance Statement
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by NMS Labs. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Specimen Type
Serum or Plasma
Requested Volume
3 mL
Minimum Volume
1.2 mL
Special Handling
Serum: Collect sample in Red top tube
Plasma: Collect sample in Lavender top tube (EDTA) or Pink top tube.
Promptly centrifuge and separate Serum or Plasma into a plastic screw capped vial using approved guidelines AND freeze (preferably at -70 C). Ship overnight Monday through Thursday, to arrive at NMS Labs the following day.
Specimen Container
Plastic container (preservative-free)

Additional Collection Instructions

Transport Temperature
Light Protection
Not Required
Rejection Criteria
Received Room Temperature. Received Refrigerated. Polymer gel separation tube (SST or PST).

Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.

Room Temperature: Not Stable
Refrigerated: 4 day(s)
Frozen (-20 °C): 4 day(s)
Frozen (-70 °C): 37 month(s)
1 Acetoacetate Gas Chromatography (GC) mcg/mL 10 Biological Marker (Exposure)

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LOINC® Information

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA Guidelines and are for informational purposes only. NMS Labs Does not assume responsibility for billing errors due to Reliance on the CPT Codes listed in this document.

*The information contained in this document represents database configurations, as they will appear on the effective date listed above.