When ketones are found during a urine test, further investigation is required to ascertain your true health status. Using a urine test is a quick and inexpensive way to check for ketones in your urine, and is one of our test kit products that can be done in the privacy of your home.
Normal ketones range in urine
Ketones levels in urine
They are produced in the body when fats, rather than glucose are used to produce energy.
This substance is an acid which can be harmful to the body if ketones are allowed to accumulate.
Abnormal ketones values may indicative of
Further action required if ketones is found in urine
Our ketones urine test strip
When acetoacetic acid reacts with nitroprusside, a color change develops, covering the range from beige (negative) to maroon (positive).
The test does not react with acetone or B-hydroxybutyrate.
Urine sample of low pH and high specific gravity, and other substances containing sulfhydryl groups occasionally give reactions up to, and including trace (+).
Sensitivity: 0.5 mmol/l acetoacetic acid.
Active reagent: nitroprusside (7.5% w/w).
How you benefit from our test strips
Our very affordable 10-in-1 test strips will check your urine for ketones, urobilinogen, glucose, protein, blood, pH, nitrite, bilirubin, leucocytes as well as specific gravity. To view our test kit, and to purchase this very affordable test strips, please click here.
Each of these parameters are indicative of different health problems. For further information, please click the links below:
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