Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Urine: ketones

Contributor(s): Annalisa Barrelet, Frank Taylor

Overview

  • To detect ketonuria.

Sampling

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Tests

Methodologies

  • Immerse dipstick in urine until wet.
  • Remove and shake off excess urine.
  • Hold horizontally to avoid run-off between pads.
  • Read test at correct time interval.

Availability

  • All veterinary clinics.
  • External laboratories.

Validity

Sensitivity


This test only detects acetone and acetoacetone. Since beta-hydroxybutyrate is often the first ketone to be released in ketoacidosis this makes the ketone dipstick insensitive

Result Data

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Further Reading


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