Blood ketones

Blood Ketone Sampling

Could all Paediatric patients who require phlebotomy for hypoglycaemia or DKA please have an extra 0.5ml Lithium Heparin (orange top) sample sent to Biochemistry please. The lab form should be marked - “Point of Care Blood Ketone Testing. FAO Mary Stapleton.”

Please also insert patient’s Name and MRN into the “Blood Ketones” folder on the desktop of the Paeds computer for our records.

This is part of a laboratory-led quality assurance study with a view to ultimately acquiring Ketone Strips for CUH. Thank you.

Content by Dr Nandini Kandamany, Dr Íomhar O' Sullivan 05/01/2015. Last review Dr ÍOS 16/06/21 .