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False Negative Testing for Ketoacidosis When Using Nitroprusside-Based Methods (Acetest, Ketostix)

Specialty:

Clinical Laboratory
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Cardiology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

The release of free fatty acids associated with lipolysis results in an increased production of ketone bodies with increased levels of acetoacetic acid, acetone and beta-hydroxybutyric acid (BHBA).

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