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Related to ketostix: ketosis
trademark for a reagent strip for detection of ketone bodies in the urine.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
ketostixA 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.
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