A ketones urine test measures the presence or absence of ketones in the urine.
Ketone bodies - urine; Urine ketones
How the test is performed
The test requires a clean catch urine sample.
To obtain a clean catch sample, men or boys should clean the head of the penis. Women or girls need to wash the area between the lips of the vagina with soapy water and rinse well.
As you start to urinate, allow a small amount to fall into the toilet bowl to clear the urethra of contaminants. Then, put a clean container under your urine stream and catch 1 to 2 ounces of urine. Remove the container from the urine stream. Cap and mark the container and give it to the health care provider or assistant.
For infants, thoroughly wash the area around the urethra. Open a urine collection bag (a plastic bag with an adhesive paper on one end), and place it on the infant. For boys, the entire penis can be placed in the bag and the adhesive a...
Ketones are good for you. No, they're bad. With one exception, I don't think that there's any diabetes disagreement that is more serious than this one about ketones. The exception is whether a low-carbohydrate diet is something that you should follow, particularly if you want to lose weight. Is a low-carb diet good or bad for you? Actually, some of the reason that we differ on the answer to that diet question is because we can't agree on ketones. We do know what ketones are. Ketones are acids released into the blood when your body breaks down its stores of fat and burns it for energy. Two things can cause your body to do that. One is when you don't have enough glucose to use for energy. The other is when your insulin level is too low. In either case your body then make ketones, which are waste products that might cause the acid level in your blood to become too high. Since ketones are a waste produce, you pass them in the urine. That means you can detect them wit...
Definition A protein urine test measures the amount of proteins, such as albumin, found in a urine sample. A blood test may also be done to measure the level of albumin. See: Serum albumin Alternative Names Urine protein; Albumin - urine; Urine albumin; Proteinuria; Albuminuria How the test is performed Urine protein may be tested using a random sample of urine and a dipstick test, or it may require a 24-hour urine sample. See: 24-hour urine protein How to prepare for the test Your health care provider may tell you to temporarily stop taking any drugs that can interfere with test results. Drugs that can affect measurements include: Acetazolamide Aminoglycosides Amphotericin B Cephalosporins Colistin Griseofulvin Lithium Methicillin Nafcillin Kidney damaging drugs Oxacillin Penicillamine Penicillin G Phenazopyridine Polymyxin B Salicylates Sulfonamides Tolbutamide The following may also interfere with test results. Dehydration Severe emotional stress Strenuous exercise Receiving a special dye (contrast media) for a r...
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