Diagnostic Tests for Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome


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Diagnostic Test list for Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome: The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome includes:

  • Blood sugar test - check for very high blood sugars
  • Symptom analysis: dehydration - a check of the symptoms, especially those of dehydration, lead to the doctor to suspect either DKA or HHNS.
  • Symptoms: nausea/vomiting - If the patient is nauseous or vomiting, DKA is suspected. If not, HHNS is more likely.
  • Urine ketone tests - The presence of ketones in the urine can indicate DKA. Lack of ketones probably means HHNS.
  • Blood ketone tests - Blood tests to analyze ketones and acidity in the blood can help confirm DKA versus HHNS.
  • See also tests for diabetes

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