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  1. Q

    How to measure keton status


    Keton body existing in blood is composed of acetone, BOHB (β-hydroxybutyrate) and ACAC (acetoacetate), and blood keton concentration measurement uses the method of measuring one of these three substances. Currently commercialized measurement methods are BOHB measurement method using blood and ACAC measurement method using urine, but blood examination provides more precise keton status than urine examination. For blood keton concentration measurement through blood examination, currently BOHB measurement is generalized, but with development and release of KETOSCAN, blood acetone keton body examination through non-aggressive respiration examination became possible, so blood keton concentration can be measured without blood.

  2. Q

    Difference between Acetone Measurement and Blood Measurement (BOHB)


    Both are blood keton concentration measurement methods, and therefore, people who used BOHB measurement through blood examination to find out blood keton concentration can replace with acetone measurement using KETOSCAN Mini. 

    However, both methods have advantages and disadvantages. Representatively, BOHB measurement using blood has relatively bigger reading up/down, so it is difficult to find out consistent keton body generation inside the body, but acetone measurement method through respiration examination may be better to find out the trend of keton body generation inside the body. 

    On the other hand, acetone measurement method through respiration may be influenced by other gases such as alcoholic beverage or food smell, etc. But, KETOSCAN Mini has differentiated acetone exclusive sensor technology, and furthermore, if measurement is carried out according to the procedure presented in the app, you can exclude the influence of other gases. 

    Even though the two measurement methods measure different substances in keton body, but it is a clear fact that respiration acetone reading and blood BOHB concentration have inter-relationship, which is verified through many overseas clinical tests and researches. That is, the fact that, as blood BOHB concentration increases, acetone reading also increases, is already proven in the academic sector, but with only the overseas clinical test results so far, it is difficult to precisely match the two results 1:1. Therefore, KETOSCAN Mini does not display blood BOHB concentration, but displays acetone reading and the result with ketosis level, which is the indicator of body fat lipolysis speed and keton generation based on acetone reading.

  3. Q

    Precision of KETOSCAN Mini


    Blood acetone concentration and respiration acetone concentration inter-relationship match 100%, and therefore, KETOSCAN Mini can precisely measure blood acetone concentration. Sentech GMI Co., Ltd. guarantees the precision of KETOSCAN using respiration gas analysis technology of the mother company, Sentech Korea Co., Ltd., possessing 20 years breathalyzer technology, and it is global product with USA FDA certification for safe use. Also, BOHB measurement unit is mM(1/1,000) and KETOSCAN acetone measurement unit is PPM(1/1,000,000), so acetone measurement provides higher density measurement than BOHB measurement, and it has advantage that can display and check the values that could not be measured from blood.

  4. Q

    No. of Usages of KETOSCAN Mini


    KETOSCAN Mini has setting for automatic notice message after 300 times usage to guarantee higher precision. After the notice message, you can additionally use up to 20 times, so we recommend to refill the sensor during that period. After using up to 320 times, KETOSCAN completely stops.

  5. Q

    KETOSCAN Mini Sensor Refill


    KETOSCAN Mini sensor refill cost is 30,000 won, and after refill, No. of usage is the same as the first No. of usages of the equipment, 300 times (with additional usage, 320 times).