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Q. My ketone value is marked in red. Should I be worried?

Answered by
Dr. Sadaf Mustafa
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 06, 2016 and last reviewed on: Jun 30, 2020

Hi doctor,

I am currently looking at my urinalysis results. There is something that I am trying to understand. My ketone is 40 mg/dL and marked with a red square flag. What does this mean? Should I be worried or concerned about this? When this test was performed they told me that everything was normal.

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  • The ketones can be positive under certain conditions. The most important ones are starvation for long hours, hyperglycemia (extremely high blood sugar) and alcoholism (too much consumption).
  • What I understand is that all the values are in normal range and only ketones are positive.
  • If that is the situation, I would not worry; just repeat it again. But, this time do not fast or consume alcohol for at least 24 hours before the test.

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