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A 26-year-old male asked:

I recently had a physical for a new job, including blood work and urinalysis. to prepare, i didn't consume any food the morning of the exam except water. the results came back with "trace a" ketones in my urine. i'm not diabetic.what does that mean?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
It means your body was breaking down some fat to convert to energy. With that history of fasting I would expect that urine finding. I wouldn'rt worry about it.
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