Testing pee for ketones (1767)

Key points below


How do I do the test?

If your child wears diapers, put a cotton ball in your child’s clean diaper when you change them. The cotton ball will soak up the pee that will be tested. 

If you child uses the toilet, help your child collect a small amount of urine in a cup. Your child should not pee directly on the test strip. 

1. When your child’s diaper is wet and ready to be changed or your child has peed in the cup, take one test strip out of the bottle. Do not touch the bottom end of the test strip. 

 To get pee onto the test strip:
Squeeze the pee from the cotton ball onto the test strip or dab the wet cotton ball onto the test strip.
Dip the test strip into the cup of urine.  Tap the strip on the edge of the cup to shake off extra pee.  
If there is any poop in the pee, do not test it.   You will need a new pee sample.

2. Wait 30 seconds. Compare the color on the end of the strip with the colored chart on the bottle. 

3. Keep track of all results and bring them to your child’s clinic visit. 

Example: 
Date Ketones   
6/15 8:00am None 
6/15 5:00pm Trace 
6/16 9:00am Moderate

Special information

 

ALERT

Call your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic if you have any questions or concerns or if your child has special health care needs that were not covered by this information.