Rothera's test

Rothera's test
a method of testing urine for the presence of acetone or acetoacetic acid: a sign of diabetes mellitus. Strong ammonia is added to a sample of urine saturated with ammonium sulphate crystals and containing a small quantity of sodium nitroprusside. A purple colour confirms the presence of acetone or acetoacetic acid.
A. C. H. Rothera (1880-1915), Australian biochemist

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