What would be some of the reasons/explanations as to why one's urine test would test positive for ketones, hemoglobin, and leukocytes?

I'm not even sure what ketones and leukocytes are.


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    Ketone bodies are basically oxidized carbons (carbonyls); they can indicate certain things about metabolism in your body because they may come from fatty acid breakdown. I'm sure someone can give a more detailed answer about ketones. Leukocytes are white blood cells. Positive for hemoglobin and leukocytes may indicate blood in the urine. Did you ask your provider to interpret/explain the results to you? – Mango Princess Sep 29 '16 at 5:58

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