SEP 14, 2016 09:00 AM PDT

Ketone ‘Body' tests used in the diagnosis and monitoring of ketoacidosis, DKA and hyperosmolar nonketotic diabetic coma

  • Director of Sales, U.S. and Canada -Acute Care & Public Health, EKF Diagnostics Inc.
      Shane has been employed in the clinical diagnostics industry for over 30 years. He has experience with diagnostic test manufacturing, technical support, training and sales of diagnostic tests and instruments. He has held these positions in a variety of companies such as Nichols Institute, Sanofi Diagnostics Pasteur, Beckman Instruments and bioMerieux. He has been employed with EKF Diagnostics (Cardiff, Wales) for the last 3 years. His specialties are immunoassay tests, endocrine physiology/diabetes and ‘early adopter' tests. He holds a degree in Chemistry from San Diego State University, an ACS accredited school.

    Learning Objectives:
    • Describe the various causative factors of ketosis and the physiological processes that lead to acidosis, a life threatening condition
    • Summarize the biochemical differences of hepatic ketone bodies and the relative strengths and weaknesses of the different ‘ketone’ tests available to physicians who treat acute complications of diabetes and non-diabetic causes of acidosis

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