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Ketostix Reagent Strips for Urinalysis - 50ct

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$15.49 when purchased online

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Highlights

  • 50 count strip system
  • Easy and reliable
  • Get fast reliable results

Description

ketostix reagent strips, urinalysis strips, ketone testing strips.

The strips provide a fast, convenient way of testing urine for the presence and concentration of acetoacetic acid (ketone). This substance when found in the urine provides information on carbohydrate and fat metabolism.
Acetoacetic acid can be found in the urine from diabetics and is more commonly referred to as a “ketone body.” Use of Ketostix Reagent Strips can alert you and your doctor or diabetes educator to changes in your condition for which adjustments in your diet and/or medication may be needed. Carefully follow the testing schedule your doctor or educator establishes.
Reagents: 7.1% w/w Sodium Nitroprusside; 92.9% w/w Buffer Intended for use in the U.S.A. Reagent made in U.S.A. Questions? Toll Free 1-800-347-8100

Indications
KETOSTIX Reagent Strips are for in vitro diagnostic use. They have been determined to be nonhazardous under the guidelines issued by OSHA in 29CFR 1910.1200(d).As with all laboratory tests, definitive diagnostic or therapeutic decisions should not be based on any single result or method. KETOSTIX results should never be used as the sole basis for adjusting insulin dosage.
Warnings
Ketostix Reagent Strips are for in vitro diagnostic use.
Dip-and-read test for ketone in urine.
Keep your fingers or other objects from touching the reagent area before testing.
Do not use product (opened or unopened) after expiration date. Use of strips beyond the expiration date may yield low results.
Store at room temperatures between 59°-86° F. Do not store the bottle in direct sunlight. Use only if tamper evident seals on this carton are intact.
Replace cap immediately and tightly.
Do not remove desiccant from bottle.
Read enclosed directions carefully.
Use within 6 months of opening.
Ketoacidosis (Acidosis): What happens in the body when not enough insulin is available. Blood sugar is usually high at this time. Moderate or large ketones are present in the urine as well as in the body.

Ketostix: Strips for measuring urine ketones (acetone). They are also available as Ketodiastix (for urine ketones and sugar).

Ketones (Acetone): The chemicals that appear when not enough insulin is present and fat is broken down. Acetest tablets, Ketostix or Chemstrip K measure urine ketones. The Precision Xtra measures blood beta ketones.

mg/dl: Milligrams of material in a measured amount (100cc). Blood sugar (glucose) levels are expressed in these terms in the U.S., but they are usually expressed as mmol/L in Europe. It is possible to convert mg/dl to mmol/L by dividing by 18 (or multiplying by 0.0555). The opposite is done to go from mmol/L to mg/dl.

mmol/L: Method of measuring the amount of a material (sugar or ketones) in the blood. This method is usually used in Europe.

Void: Passage of urine

Ketones are chemicals which appear in the urine and blood when body fat is used for energy. Ketones are a side product of fat breakdown Body fat is used for energy…

when there is not enough insulin to allow sugar to be burned as energy in the body.
when not enough food has been eaten to provide energy.
Ketone testing is VERY important. A method of testing for ketones must be kept in the home (and taken on trips) at all times. Doctors teach families how to do the urine ketone teston the first day of diagnosis of diabetes. Frequent urine ketone tests are important in the first few days after diagnosis to determine if enough insulin is being given to turn off ketone production. Turning off ketone production is the first goal in the treatment of newly diagnosed diabetes managed in the outpatient setting. This usually takes one or two days after starting insulin. The second goal is to lower blood sugar levels (done primarily by turning off internal sugar production in the liver). This usually takes one or two weeks after starting insulin. Giving insulin helps to accomplish both goals.



Reasons for testing for ketones It is important to test for urine or blood ketones because they can build up in the body. This can result in one of the two emergencies of diabetes, acidosis or ketoacidosis. In the past, it was only possible to test for urine ketones. The Precision Xtra™ meter is now available to do a home fingerstick test for blood ketones. The diabetes care provider should be notified when the urine ketone test shows moderate or large ketones or if the blood ketone test is above 1.0 mmol/L. Usually extra insulin is taken to help make the ketones go away. If the ketones are not detected early, they will build up in the body and ketoacidosis will result. This is particularly true during illnesses. Early detection of ketones and the treatment with extra rapid-acting insulin (Humalog/NovoLog/Apidra) can help prevent hospitalizations for ketoacidosis. Hospitalizations for ketoacidosis are still listed as the number one reason for hospitalizing children in the U.S. with known diabetes. It is our belief that these hospitalizations for ketoacidosis are completely preventable. To accomplish this, the ketone testing must be done, the diabetes care provider called when indicated, and extra shots of insulin given.



When to test for ketones Ketones must always be checked if the blood sugar is high (above 240 mg/dl [13.3 mmol/L] fasting, or above 300 mg/dl [16.7 mmol/L]) during the day. They must also be checked ANYTIME THE PERSON FEELS SICK OR NAUSEATED (especially if he/she vomits, even once). If the person is sick, ketones can be present even when the blood sugar is not high. CALL YOUR DIABETES CARE PROVIDER NIGHT OR DAY IF MODERATE OR LARGE URINE KETONES ARE PRESENT OR FOR BLOOD KETONES = 1.0 MMOL/L. TELL THE PERSON ANSWERING THE PHONE THAT THE CALL IS URGENT. People who have been recently diagnosed with diabetes usually need to check ketones twice daily (or more often if they are positive). After the first few days, if all ketone checks have been negative, daily testing of ketones is not needed. People who take only one insulin injection per day should do routine morning blood or urine ketone tests to see if their insulin is lasting a full 24 hours. Morning ketones will usually be present if an insulin injection is needed in the evening. Testing for urine ketones The Ketostix (or Ketodiastix with the sugar check) is reliable for urine testing IF THEY ARE CAREFULLY TIMED WITH A SECOND HAND ON A CLOCK. The Ketostix are cheaper than the Ketodiastix and it is not necessary to do the urine sugar, as a blood sugar is more accurate. There is a place on the side of the bottle to write the date the bottle is opened. The strips are then good for six months. Individually foil-wrapped Ketostix will not expire for two or three years. This gets around the problem of having to throw any unused Ketostix away once the bottle has been open for six months. Ask your pharmacist to order them if he/she does not have them. The Bayer product number for ordering is 2640 (20 foiled strips).



The following procedure must be followed exactly:

Completely cover the colored square on the end of the strip by dipping into FRESH urine. Then immediately remove the strip from the urine. We prefer that the urine be collected in a cup and that the strip then be timed and read by two people. This prevents errors due to color blindness or psychologic factors. A supply of small paper cups might be kept in the bathroom medicine cabinet for this purpose.
Gently tap the edge of the strip against the side of the urine container to remove excess urine.
Compare the test area closely with the corresponding color chart. The timing is very important. READ KETONES AT EXACTLY 15 SECONDS AFTER DIPPING THE STRIP. HOLD THE STRIP CLOSE TO THE COLOR BLOCK AND MATCH THE COLORS CAREFULLY. These tests must always be timed with the second hand of a clock. Counting is NOT accurate enough.
Immediately record the result of the ketone test as negative, small (15), moderate (40), large (80) or large-large (160) in the notebook so that it is not forgotten.”
Package Quantity: 50
Material: Paper
Battery: No Battery Used
Care & Cleaning: Disposable
TCIN: 14660510
UPC: 301932880501
Item Number (DPCI): 245-10-0057
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Ingredients:

reagents: sodium nitroprusside (7.1% w/w), buffer (92.9% w/w).

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 4.3 inches length x 1.7 inches width x 1.6 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.1 pounds

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Q: Can these be used to detect if nicotine is in ones system ?

submitted by Rschaeffy - 7 years ago
  • A: No, these test strips are used to determine the level of ketones in your urine. The presence of ketones indicate your body is using stored fat for fuel. These stips are often used for individuals following a "Keto" diet. The strip will change color if ketones are present in your urine. Ketones can be present in a very small amount or very large. The shade of the test trip after using lets you know to what degree you are in ketosis.

    submitted byCustomer - 4 years ago
  • A: No They are for ketone in urine.

    submitted byCDB - 7 years ago

Q: Can it be used with the Precision XTra ketone meter?

submitted by Heather - 3 years ago
  • A: you pee on these and they turn a color

    submitted bybeth - 2 years ago

Q: Can it detect high potassium

submitted by Pattic - 3 years ago
  • A: no..... just ketones

    submitted bybeth - 2 years ago

Q: can these be used for a True metrix monitor

submitted by zorro542 - 7 years ago
  • A: No, these are not for tracking blood glucose... they are for testing ketone levels.

    submitted byJoe - 6 years ago

Q: is it use to measure glucose levels in your urine

submitted by glucose - 11 months ago

Q: does it detect protein?

submitted by KC - 1 year ago
4.4 out of 5 stars with 93 reviews
80% would recommend
26 recommendations
quality: 4.15 out of 5
value: 3.7 out of 5

Great for dogs

5 out of 5 stars
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Birbmom - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
These were recommended by our vet for our newly diagnosed diabetic senior dog. They are easy to use, and Im glad they are available at Target.
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Beware - knock off

1 out of 5 stars
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Beware - 2 months ago
The product I ordered had BAYER BRAND KETOSTIX on box. When I picked it up, the box just said Ketostix but it was not BAYER BRAND but knock off ASCENSIA brand. The box was almost identical but without the BAYER logo. My doctor warned me about these knock off ketostixs
quality: 1 out of 5
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Dog approved

5 out of 5 stars
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JessH - 10 months ago, Verified purchaser
Dog approved. Dog has diabetes so testing strips work great for dogs.
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They work great for people who do ketosis for short term

5 out of 5 stars
screen name - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
I have always relied on this brand and find it highly accurate and easy to use.
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Keto strips

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
T dawg - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
I really like this product. Very easy to use
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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These work great for the keto diet

5 out of 5 stars
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Emily R - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
These work well for transitioning into a Keto/low-carb diet. After eating less than 30 net carbs per day for 2-3 days, my result on these strips is "moderate," which shows that my body is producing ketones.
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
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My review

1 out of 5 stars
Charles B Small III - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
I did not realize this item only measures ketones.
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Great!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
RathofSarah - 2 years ago
Simple, easy to use, quick reading! I really love these test strips, they help me stay on track with my keto journey.
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Works for me

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Andrea - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
I have followed a ketogenic diet off and on for two years. This is the only brand that I use. I can typically feel if I am in a particular state but the strips are good for confirming. Accurate thus far.
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Not accurarte

3 out of 5 stars
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Kaiti - 3 years ago
The color is not clear and I think it’s Not very accurate
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
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Waste if money- do notnwork

1 out of 5 stars
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EK - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Did not work- always showed the exact same when others showed different. Waste of money.
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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So easy to use.

5 out of 5 stars
TwoCoconuts - 3 years ago
These are pretty straightforward. They provide me consistently accurate results. I test every few days to ensure I am in ketosis. Results are clear in a matter of seconds.
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Easy to use

5 out of 5 stars
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Jackie - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Easy to follow instructions
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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No Results

1 out of 5 stars
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Carol H - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
I’ve used these for about a month and I honestly don’t think they are working! I’ve never gone beyond a trace amount of ketones and I’ve been on the Leto diet since before thanksgiving!
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Great for measuring unused ketones!

5 out of 5 stars
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MBG469 - 3 years ago
These are great. They are helpful when you first begin the program as this only measures EXCESS ketones! Disregard the other reviews - if you are following the diet exactly, it should register 0 because you are using the ketones! These are beneficial only when you begin or restart the program to know when you have begun ketosis.
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Very easy to use

5 out of 5 stars
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pawsofmn - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Simple to use and work great. Read the instructions before using.
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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A++

5 out of 5 stars
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nikkim - 4 years ago
These strips are great! I’m doing the keto diet and these are right on! Even when I cheat, it shows on the strips. Def recommended
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Did not work

1 out of 5 stars
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Lowcarbway - 4 years ago
They did not work for me always came back negative which is veery inaccurate. Idk if I got a bad bunch
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Didn't work

1 out of 5 stars
dezmaskids - 4 years ago
These always come back as 0 Ketone's in urine, when I do a blood Ketone test right after I'll find I'm in full blown Ketosis. These don't work!
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Very disappointed

1 out of 5 stars
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Holly l - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
Bought 2 of these items and both where missing a couple of strips. At first I thought I may have counted wrong.
quality: 3 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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