Ketostix


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Ketostix

 [ke´to-stiks]
trademark for a reagent strip for detection of ketone bodies in the urine.

ketostix

A convenient dipstick urine test for KETONES. A paper strip impregnated with sodium nitroprusside turns a deep permanganate colour in the presence of ketones. The test is very sensitive. If the urine tests positive both for sugar and ketones the diagnosis of DIABETES is virtually certain.

Ketostix

a commercially available product for rapid detection of ketones in urine, serum or plasma. It consists of a plastic strip with an impregnated paper tip which turns buff pink to purple in a positive reaction.