At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To determine whether excessive ketones are present in the blood, to detect diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), to detect alcoholic ketoacidosis and to monitor ketogenic diet therapy used in the treatment of epilepsy.
When to Get Tested?
When you have symptoms associated with ketoacidosis or being monitored on a ketogenic diet.
A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm or a drop of blood from your finger.
Test Preparation Needed?
No test preparation is needed.