Acetest

Acetest

 [as´ĕ-test]
trademark for a reagent tablet containing sodium nitroprusside, aminoacetic acid, dibasic sodium phosphate, and lactose, turning a purple color in the presence of ketone bodies in urine, blood, plasma, or serum; the intensity of the color reaction indicates the acetoacetate or acetone concentration, ranging from a pale lavender through a dark purple as the concentration increases.

Acetest

/Ace·test/ (as´ĕ-test) trademark for a reagent tablet containing sodium nitroprusside, aminoacetic acid, dibasic sodium phosphate, and lactose, turning a purple color in the presence of ketone bodies in urine, blood, plasma, or serum, the intensity of the color reaction indicative of the acetoacetate or acetone concentration.

Acetest

a trademark for a product used to test for the presence of abnormal quantities of ketone in the urine of patients with diabetes mellitus or other metabolic disorders. A large quantity of ketone causes a rapid change in the color of the Acetest tablet. See also acetone in urine test, acidosis, ketone bodies.

Acetest

A brand name for a tablet used to test for ketones in urine and other fluids.

Acetest

trademark for reagent tablets containing sodium nitroprusside, aminoacetic acid, disodium phosphate and lactose. A drop of urine is placed on a tablet on a sheet of white paper; if significant quantities of acetone are present the tablet changes from a purple tint (1+), to lavender (2+), to moderate purple (3+) or to deep purple (4+). Extensively used for field testing of cows for acetonemia and ewes and cows for pregnancy toxemia.
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Urine ketones were confirmed with Acetest and bilirubin was confirmed with Ictotest (Bayer Corp, Elkhart, Indiana).
Similarly, 2 of 8 responding laboratories were still using Acetest to confirm urine ketones.
3) Acetest itself is less sensitive and more subjective compared with automated urinalysis using the AX-4280.
Acetest, Ictotest, spun hematocrits (if you even do them anymore--we do not), a few tube and slide typing tests in blood bank, perhaps a few of the species differentiating tests in micro, Wright's stain, Gram's stain.
It can also be used for confirmatory tests such as Acetest, Clinitest, Ictotest reagent tablets, and refractometry.
Q The instructions for reading Bayer Acetest tablets results list the results as small, medium, or large.
A According to the manufacturer of Acetest Reagent Tablets (Bayer Corp.
The presence of mesna in these specimens was suggested by false-positive ketone reactions with Chemstrip 10UA and Acetest.
Many labs use Acetest tablets for testing serum acetone.
Regarding testing for blood, plasma or serum ketones, reagent strips and the Acetest Tablet Test (Bayer) have been used.