Laboratory studies for DKA should be scheduled as follows:
Blood tests for glucose every 1-2 h until patient is stable, then every 4-6 h
Serum electrolyte determinations every 1-2 h until patient is stable, then every 4-6 h
Initial blood urea nitrogen (BUN)
Initial arterial blood gas (ABG) measurements, followed with bicarbonate as necessary
For more on the workup of DKA, read here.
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Cite this: Romesh Khardori. Quiz: What Do You Know About Diabetic Ketoacidosis? - Medscape - Dec 03, 2015.