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what does negative ketone indicate

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Glueck
56 years experience Clinical Lipidology
Ketones: Most likely related to caloric restriction, or frequent high level exercise.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
It costs money, and: Diet supplements are a big industry but don't really work. One's desire to eat can be much stronger that a supplement's power to decrease her appetite ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dia Arpon
Dr. Dia Arpon answered
25 years experience Psychiatry
Starvation : Ketones are formed when your body is not getting nourishment and is having to find nutrients from stored fat. It is a byproduct of that process that c ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
57 years experience Endocrinology
High blood sugar: When diabetes mellitus is uncontrolled very high blood sugars may be associated with high ketones. The abnormalities can be corrected with appropriat ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
Bence-Jones Protien: Detection of Bence Jones protein may be suggestive of multiple myeloma or Waldenström's macroglobulinemia. The proteins are immunoglobulin light chain ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hbsag: Hepatitis B surface antigen
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience Psychiatry
RBCs: If there are red blood cells and nothing else abnormal, then blood is entering your urine in some way. Are there symptoms like burning with urine, fla ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Only a test and: Only a test and that result suggests that it is not the standard assay. If there are general body symptoms, then a rheumatologist would be helpful.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Proteinuria: Have a 24 hour urine collection to see the amount of protein in the urine and to assess your kidney function. I would also do a renal ultrasound to as ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
38 years experience Pulmonology
The main use: of Lactic acid in the medical setting is to diagnose the presence of Sepsis or bloodborne infection. Due to poor distribution of oxygen at the tiss ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Many patients will see a note of amorphous urates on their laboratory results. Since the name sounds very clinical, it can understandably cause concer ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neal Birnbaum
50 years experience Rheumatology
Probably not lupus: Many people have symptoms suggestive of lupus but most turn out not to have the disease. The ANA and other blood tests are virtually always positive ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Brown urine: The usual cause of brown urine is bile in the urine caused by blockage in the bile ducts in the liver, gall bladder,and common bile duct by stones or ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
15 years experience Family Medicine
Inflammatory marker: Normal level is <1mg/dl or 10 mg/L. Value more than this indicates inflammation on the body. Yours seems to be in the normal range. For reduci ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
32 years experience Pathology
No Syphilis: Rpr (rapid plasma reagin) is a test usually done to screen for the presence of antibodies produced in response to the organism that causes syphilis (t ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Prasad
Dr. H Prasad answered
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Lab : Nothing to worry. The specimen was either collected with difficulty or was tested with delay.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Hanna
34 years experience Family Medicine
Imbalance: Loss of ability to percieve your center of balance. Could mean a serious health condition and needs to be evaluated. Causes can range from intoxica ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience Psychiatry
Urine results: Leukocytes/white blood cells indicate that inflammatory/infectious process is occurring, especially if rbcs are not present to support the idea of who ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Kier
50 years experience Rheumatology
Not necessarily: In addition to sle a positive ana(antinuclear antibody) can be seen in a number of medical conditions, secondary to certain medications, and in otherw ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Faustino
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Inconclusive: This is rare when this happens but my suggestion is to try again this is happen very infrequently.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Only a screening tst: Hi Jessica, A weakly reactive syphilis test or RPR test is a screening test. Syphilis and other things can cause this test to be positive. The defi ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vinod Shidham
Specializes in Pathology
Acute inflammation: Mostly due to acute infections and acute inflammatory processes. But rare causes include leukemia (require study of peripheral blood smear and other t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Nothing really: It's neither sensitive nor specific, but is one additional piece of information for certain workups. Even as a test for polymyalgia rheumatica, it's p ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
28 years experience Podiatry
Lab results: I don't know about a "cra" blood test. There's a standard CRP test, for c reactive protein. CRP is a marker for inflammation. An elevated CRP means t ... Read More
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