LOINC
Version 2.73

68955-4Ketones [Presence] in Blood by TabletDiscouraged

Status Information

Status
Discouraged
Comment
Our understanding is the tablets for this test are no longer being manufactured.

Term Description

This term was originally created (but not limited in use) for the Acetest manufactured by Bayer HealthCare. It applies to tests done by the nitroprusside method on whole blood that primarily measures acetoacetate but cross reacts with acetone. So about 10% of the amount reported could be acetone. It will not detect betahydroxybuturate. These tests are usually named "ketones", so we stayed with that name though admit it is a slight misnomer because they don't detect all ketones.
Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Part Description

LP15683-3   Ketones
Ketones levels are used to diagnose diabetic ketoacidosis when diabetic patients, who cannot use sugar, will use fat instead, thus leading to the formation of ketones. Source: Regenstrief Institute

Fully-Specified Name

Component
Ketones
Property
PrThr
Time
Pt
System
Bld
Scale
Ord
Method
Tablet

Additional Names

Short Name
Ketones Bld Ql Tablet
Display Name
Ketones Tablet Ql (Bld)
Consumer Name Alpha
Ketones, Blood

Example Answer List LL1904-3

Source: Canada Health Infoway

Answer Code Score Answer ID
Negative Copyright http://snomed.info/sct ID:260385009 Negative (qualifier value) LA6577-6
Small Copyright http://snomed.info/sct ID:255507004 Small (qualifier value) LA8983-4
Moderate LA6751-7
Large Copyright http://snomed.info/sct ID:255509001 Large (qualifier value) LA8981-8

Basic Attributes

Class
CHEM
Type
Laboratory
First Released
Version 2.38
Last Updated
Version 2.56
Change Reason
The PrThr property is used for LOINC terms whose results are reported using an ordered categorical scale, regardless of whether or not an internal threshold was used to make that determination. This change was approved by the Laboratory LOINC Committee in June 2016.
Order vs. Observation
Both

Member of these Groups

LG8863-5 Ketones|PrThr|Pt|ANYBldSerPl

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
酮体:存在情况或阈值:时间点:全血:序数型:试剂片法
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
ketonen:aanwezigheid:moment:bloed:ordinaal:tablet
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Cétones:Présence-Seuil:Temps ponctuel:Sang:Ordinal:Comprimé réactif
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Chetoni:PrThr:Pt:Sangue:Ord:Compressa
es-MXSpanish (Mexico)
Cetonas:Presencia o umbral:Punto temporal:Sangre:Ordinal:Tableta
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Cetonas:PrThr:Punto temporal:Sangre:Ord:Tableta
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Ketonlar:MevcEşik:Zmlı:Kan:Srl:Tablet

LOINC FHIR® API Example - CodeSystem Request Get Info

https://fhir.loinc.org/CodeSystem/$lookup?system=http://loinc.org&code=68955-4