Used to check the degree of ketosis in the patient’s body
Advantage: Provides better color differentiation
These tablets are hygroscopic meaning they have the ability
to absorb moisture or water immediately; once the specimen
is completely absorbed, a new tablet should be used
Remove the Acetest tablet from the bottle and place on a
clean, dry piece of white paper.
Place 1 drop of urine on top of the tablet.
Wait 30 seconds.
Compare the tablet color with the manufacturer- supplied
Report as negative, small, moderate, or large
• Sodium nitroprusside
• Disodium phosphate
• Lactose in tablet form