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Urine vs Serum Ketone Bodies Measurement in the Management of Diabetic Ketoacidosis Patients

Susmitha R Duvvuru, Nasreen Begum, Shamsheer Khan

Keywords : Diabetic ketoacidosis, Diabetes mellitus, Management

Citation Information : Duvvuru SR, Begum N, Khan S. Urine vs Serum Ketone Bodies Measurement in the Management of Diabetic Ketoacidosis Patients. J Postgrad Med Edu Res 2022; 56 (2):85-87.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10028-1568

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 07-06-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Abstract

Diabetic ketoacidosis is a life-threatening medical emergency. Prompt diagnosis aids in guiding adequate treatment and preventing complications. Serum and urine ketones are both widely used for diagnosis. Blood ketone measurement has more sensitivity and specificity compared to urine ketones. Hence capillary blood 3β-hydroxybutyrate (OHB) being more specific, unnecessary workups of DKA can be reduced potentially in the emergency department and it also helps in identifying the patients with euglycemic DKA in resource-limited settings.


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