# Urine - Ketone

This test measures the levels of ketone levels in the urine. Usually, glucose (sugars or carbohydrates) is the metabolic fuel for the body but when the body of deprived of enough glucose then the body burns the stored fat reserves for energy instead. Hence the levels of ketones in the blood are elevated.
Test Code: 745
₹ 100.00


Ketones produced when fat breaks down as a source of alternative energy during depletion of glucose reserve as glycogen. Urine Ketone test determines the ketone level of the blood or urine. Elevated ketone level in the urine is known as Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) condition. People who are affected by Type-1 or Type-2Diabetes will be regularly monitored by this test (prognosis).


This test is usually done for altered metabolism that reflects in abnormally high levels of ketone bodies in the body that are excreted in the urine.  High ketones are produced in pathological cases like in uncontrolled diabetes mellitus (diabetic ketoacidosis) or in COPD - lung diseases (respiratory keto-acidosis – altered chemical balance in the blood) and when the body is on a keto-diet regimen (least carbohydrate diet) for a weight loss program in the fitness centers, hence when ketosis is achieved, ketones are excreted in the urine.  This test is suggested in patients with symptoms of dehydration, keto-acidosis which can lead to coma or even death, hence urine ketones are measured for identifying the cause and also during the prognosis. Other associated tests include Rothera’s test, urine strip dip method, colorimetric, spectrometry, etc.

General instructions:

SampleRequirement: Specimen - Blood sample taken from the vein (or) Urine Sample (24 Hours). Test preparation: Fasting required.

NOTE - Sample for specimen collections may vary based on the patient’s condition/cases according to the patient’s presenting complaints/signs or symptoms:

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT (Special or Rare Cases) - As instructed and guided by Physician / Clinician / Pathologist / as per Laboratory’s requirements, according to procedures and protocols.   

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