What is a normal ketone level in urine?
What do my results mean?
|normal/negative||less than 0.6 millimoles per liter (mmol/L)|
|low to moderate||0.6 to 1.5 mmol/L|
|high||1.6 to 3.0 mmol/L|
|very high||greater than 3.0 mmol/L|
What should I do if I have ketones in my urine?
Talk to your doctor immediately if your urine results show moderate or large amounts of ketones. This is a sign that your diabetes is out of control, or that you are getting sick. If you are unable to reach your diabetes care team, head for the emergency room or an urgent care facility.
What is ketones UA negative?
A normal test result is negative and means you have no ketone bodies in your blood. If you test positive for ketones, it could mean your diabetes is not under control. You could have DKA. People who do not eat enough calories can also develop high levels of ketones.
Does dehydration cause ketones in urine?
Dehydration. High blood sugar levels, which lead to high ketone levels, significantly increase urination and can lead to dehydration.
Is 5 ketones in urine bad?
Ketosis is the presence of ketones. It’s not harmful. You can be in ketosis if you’re on a low-carbohydrate diet or fasting, or if you’ve consumed too much alcohol. If you’re in ketosis, you have a higher than usual level of ketones in your blood or urine, but not high enough to cause acidosis.
How do you feel if you have ketones?
You can check your ketone levels using a home-testing kit….Symptoms of DKA include:
- needing to pee more than usual.
- feeling very thirsty.
- being sick.
- tummy pain.
- breath that smells fruity (like pear drop sweets, or nail varnish)
- deep or fast breathing.
- feeling very tired or sleepy.
What are the signs of ketones?
Symptoms of ketone build up include:
- Regular urination.
- Heavy breathing.
- Dilated pupils.
- Mental confusion (rare)
- Breath may also smell of fruit.
What to do if you have ketones?
What to do if your ketone levels are elevated. If your ketone levels are low and you feel OK, test again in a few hours, being sure to drink water to stay hydrated and avoid exercise, as activity can increase levels of ketones. If your ketone levels are moderate, call your doctor.
What causes elevated ketones?
The causes of high levels of ketones and therefore ketones in your urine include: Poorly controlled diabetes. Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Starvation: not eating for prolonged periods (for example, 12 to 18 hours). Anorexia nervosa.
What’s bad about ketones?
Taking ketone supplements can cause extreme stomach upset in some people. This side effect can limit the number of supplements that a person can take. Taking ketone salts also increases the risk of electrolyte imbalances . Electrolytes are vital for the conduction of electrical signals in the muscles and neurons.
What are considered high levels of ketone in urine?
Here are the ranges for the results from testing ketone levels in urine: Small: 20 mg/dl Moderate: 30 to 40 mg/dl Large: 80 mg/dl and above