Method of Collection:
MID STREAM URINE FRESH SAMPLE
Days for reporting:
Cause of Acetone in urine are
- Metabolic abnormalities such as diabetes, renal glycosuria, or glycogen storage disease
- Dietary conditions such as starvation, fasting, high protein, or low carbohydrate diets, prolonged
vomiting, and anorexia
- Conditions in which metabolism is increased, such as hyperthyroidism, fever, pregnancy or lactation
Why is the Test Done?
Ketones will be present in the urine when the ketones in the blood go above a certain level. A number of hormones, including glucagon, epinephrine, and growth hormone can cause fatty acids to be released from body fat (adipose tissue) into the blood. The levels of these hormones increase in starvation (whether related to excess alcohol use or not), uncontrolled diabetes, and a number of other conditions.
How to prepare for the Test:
Special diets can change test results. For example, a diet low in carbohydrates and high in protein and fat can affect ketone level, some drugs, including glucocorticoids, can cause false positive measurements.