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KETOSCAN Mini provides a convenient, accurate and non-invasive solution to ketone testing by testing the breath for acetone. Other methods can be invasive, costly and inaccurate. 

How do you test for ketones?

A ketone is composed of 3 ingredients, each of which can be detected using a different method:

  • Acetone has a strong volatility and is emitted in your breath – this is the method by which the Ketoscan Mini detects ketone levels.
  • β-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) is measured by extracting blood
  • Acetoacetic acid is measured using urine

Why is acetone (breath) testing better than other methods?

Testing for acetone in the breath is very easy – like blowing into breathalyser – but detection needs to occur at very low concentration levels (1/1,000,000, ppm) and so requires ultra-precise technology.

Urine testing

Acetoacetic acid measurement using urine test paper is a popular low-cost method of ketone testing, but the result is only indicated by a keto stick colour change, not an accurate reading. The reading is also affected by volume of urine, so it is difficult to accurately measure ketone status.

Blood testing

Until now, blood using β-hydroxybutyrate measurement (BHB) is the most popular option for ketone analysis and is known to be the most direct way to find out ketone status. However, ketone strips (paper) for ketone analysers are expensive. Perhaps the biggest disadvantage of this method is that it is invasive and requires fresh blood for every examination.

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KETOSCAN MINI

10% ppm (parts per million) 

LEVL

Unknown

Keyto

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Keytonix

Unknown

GDBow

Unknown

House of Keto

Unknown

Calibrated?

App?

Bluetooth?

In-built display?

Pocket-sized?

Rechargeable?

Accuracy

KETOSCAN MINI

10% ppm (parts per million) 

LEVL

Unknown

Keyto

Unknown

Calibrated?

App?

Bluetooth?

In-built display?

Pocket-sized?

Rechargeable?

Accuracy

Keytonix

Unknown

GDBow

Unknown

House of Keto

Unknown