A ketones urine test measures the presence or absence of ketones in the urine.
Ketone bodies - urine; Urine ketones
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.
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