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Testing for Ketones

Submitted by on December 18, 2011 – 9:43 pmNo Comment

Incomplete metabolism of fat gives birth to ketones. Diabetics experiencing signs of a condition called diabetic ketoacidosis need to undergo urine tests for ketones at regular intervals. Some signs of diabetic ketoacidosis include abdominal pain, vomiting and nausea. Below, we have described the steps of a ketone urine test:

  1. Go through the instructions accompanying the test strips carefully. For getting accurate results, you must meticulously follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer of the test strips. These strips are treated with chemicals and change in color when dipped in urine.
  2. Collect the urine sample in a clean glass container. There’s no need of using sterile techniques while testing your urine for ketones; however, you must try keeping the sample as hygienic as possible. Make sure that the urine does not get contaminated by stool, menstrual blood or pubic hair.
  3. Take a test strip from the pack and immerse it in the sample; remove the strip immediately and tap off the entire excess urine. Now, wait keeping the strip horizontal. After 15 seconds, you will get the results.
  4. The strip will change in color once it reacts with your urine. Every pack of ketone testing strips comes with a color chart. Check the chart to find out what the changed color of the strip means. This testing procedure is particularly beneficial for pregnant women suffering from gestational diabetes; these women must check their ketone levels every week.
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