|POCT Equipment||Abbott Xceed Pro Meter|
|Clinical Indications||Blood ketone measurement may be used for monitoring management of diabetic ketoacidosis.|
|Sample Type||Capillary whole blood (e.g. fingerprick) or heparinised venous whole blood.|
|Sample Container||None required for finger-prick samples.|
|Sample Volume||1.5 uL|
|Sample Handling||Samples must be analysed immediately.|
|Special Precautions||It is vital not to confuse blue glucose strips with purple ketone strips when using the Abbott Xceed Pro Meter.|
|Turnaround Time||A result is produced in 10 seconds.|
|Reference Range||<0.3 mmol/L|
Blood ketone results could be mistaken for blood glucose result if care is not taken.
|Limitations||Not suitable for use in paediatrics.|
Not suitable for use with arterial whole blood.
Use of alcohol wipes interferes with the analysis.
The acceptable haematocrit range is 30 – 60%.
Finger-prick samples can only be used once.
|Time Limit for Additional Tests||If the test result is questionable or if clinical signs and symptoms appear inconsistent with the test result, re-test with a fresh sample.|
|Training||The test should only be carried out by a trained member of staff|
|Hospital Procedure (SOP)||Standard Operating Procedure for Blood Ketones Measurement using the Abbott Xceed Pro Meter (Only accessible within Trust network)|