lack of insulin means triglycerides are broken down to fatty acids and glycerol. Fatty acids are converted to acetyl coA which is converted to acetoacetic acid which can then be converted to both acetone and 3 (-hydroxybutyric acid.
what test are the strips and tablets for testing ketone bodies based on? what is it?
Rothera's test nitroprusside/glycine turns purple in the presence of acetoacetic acid/acetone
what isn't detected in ketone body test strips/tablets?
what is looked for when testing for renal function?