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Falsely Elevated Capillary Glucose and Ketone Concentrations Due to Hydroquinone in Skin Lightening Cream

Specialty:

Clinical Laboratory
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Cardiology
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

The use of skin lightening creams can result in falsely elevated capillary glucose and ketone concentrations if the patient's fingers are not carefully cleaned before the fingerstick.

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