Paediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) Guidance


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Initial investigations

In addition to investigations outlined in the DKA protocol, the following bloods also need to be checked at diagnosis:

  • Lab Glucose – one yellow Fluoride Oxalate tube
  • Coeliac antibodies and anti-GAD and IA2 antibodies – 2 white clotted/serum tubes
  • Thyroid function tests – one orange Lithium Heparin tube
  • HbA1c – one red EDTA tube

Paediatric DKA Integrated Care Pathway

Last reviewed: 30 September 2021

Next review: 30 September 2024

Author(s): Paediatric Diabetes Team

Version: 1

Reviewer Name(s): Paediatric Diabetes Team

Document Id: TAM334

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