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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...
I woke up pretty late today, around 11am. I really didn't feel like getting up at all because I was still really tired.
I was woken up by a ringing house phone that I ignored, then a cell phone with my husband on the other end. Then my mom coming downstairs to get the laundry and reminding me that we were going out today. (I live in my parents basement apartment.)
"Ok, Ok... I am getting up" I tell her.
I took in a big yawn and stretch of the arms. Then I actually got up out of my bed. I felt weird but I just thought it was because I got out of the bed too quickly. I tried to lick my lips together, but I had no saliva in my mouth - it was like the Mojave desert in there.
I went to the bathroom to wash up because now my mom was getting antsy and rushing me. Don't you just love getting up like that?
Anyway, I started to feel a bit nauseated after about 20 minutes. I know these symptoms all too well.
Dry mouth, Nausea = High blood sugar or Ketone...
Definition Ketones are substances produced when fat cells break down in the blood. A serum ketone test is a measurement of how many ketones are in the blood. Alternative Names Acetone bodies; Ketones - serum; Nitroprusside test; Ketone bodies - serum; Ketones - blood How the test is performed Blood is typically drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The site is cleaned with germ-killing medicine (antiseptic). The health care provider wraps an elastic band around the upper arm to apply pressure to the area and make the vein swell with blood. Next, the health care provider gently inserts a needle into the vein. The blood collects into an airtight vial or tube attached to the needle. The elastic band is removed from your arm. Once the blood has been collected, the needle is removed, and the puncture site is covered to stop any bleeding. In infants or young children, a sharp tool called a lancet may be used to puncture the skin and make it bleed. The bloo...
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