Collection: Urine Ketone Test Strips

Ketone test strips for urine

Urine ketone strips are used to measure the level of ketones in your urine. Ketones are produced when your body breaks down fat for energy, which can happen when you're following a low-carb diet (such as the ketogenic diet), fasting, or if you have certain medical conditions like diabetes. Monitoring ketone levels can be important for people with diabetes to avoid a dangerous condition called diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).

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Key features of the urine ketone strips

  • The ketone test strips that we stock are incorporated into a URS 10
  • Allow urine ketone levels to be measured in less than 2 minutes
  • Urine ketone strips normal range negative to 16mmol/L 
  • Each pot contains 100 urine test strips 
  • The test strips are available from UK stock.
  • Bulk and wholesale packs of ketone test strips are also available to buy online
  • Contact our trade team for larger volumes of ketone tests

urine ketone test strips

Here's how to use urine ketone strips:

  1. Gather your supplies: You'll need a clean, dry container for collecting a urine sample, the ketone strips, and a timer (optional).
  2. Wash your hands: Always start with clean hands to prevent contamination of the urine sample.
  3. Collect a urine sample: For the most accurate results, it's best to collect the first-morning urine, as it tends to be more concentrated, and often ketone levels are highest first thing in the morning as you have fasted overnight. You can also collect a sample at other times of the day, but make sure you haven't recently consumed large amounts of water, as this can dilute the ketone concentration in your urine. Use a clean, dry container to catch the urine. You only need a small amount, typically about half an inch in the container.
  4. Dip the strip: Remove one ketone strip from its container and be sure to close the container tightly to keep the remaining strips dry. Dip the strip into the urine sample for a few seconds (usually around 5-10 seconds). Follow the specific instructions provided with the ketone strips, as the time may vary by brand.
  5. Remove and shake off excess urine: Gently shake the strip to remove any excess urine.
  6. Wait for results: The strip will change colour to indicate the level of ketones in your urine. Different brands of strips may have varying colour scales, so consult the instructions provided with the strips to interpret the results accurately.
  7. Compare the strip to the colour chart: Most ketone strips come with a colour chart that corresponds to different levels of ketones in your urine. Match the colour on the strip to the closest colour on the chart to determine your ketone level.
  8. Record your results: Keep a record of your ketone levels over time, especially if you're monitoring for a specific purpose, like a low-carb diet or diabetes management.
  9. Dispose of the strip properly: Most ketone strips are disposable and should be discarded in accordance with local regulations for medical waste.

It's important to note that urine ketone strips provide information about ketones that have been excreted in your urine, which may not always reflect your current blood ketone levels. For more precise monitoring, some people with diabetes may use blood ketone meter and blood ketone strips. If you have any medical conditions or concerns related to ketones, consult with a healthcare professional for guidance on how to use ketone strips effectively and interpret the results in the context of your specific situation.

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