10 Parameter Urine Test Strips - 100 Pack
These 10 Parameter Test Strips are a ten parameter test, suitable for self-testing for UTI's or Cystitis that can irritate the bladder and cause skin irritation, especially for frequent users of pads and pants.
These 10 Parameter Test Strips are a ten parameter test, suitable for self-testing for UTI's or Cystitis that can irritate the bladder and cause skin irritation, especially for frequent users of pads and pants. If left untreated, UTI's can cause serious health issues, so self-testing can be a way to ensure you are happy and healthy.
This test is also beneficial when checking how illnesses, diets and medicines may cause the body to behave differently.
The urine test is simple and painless and should be collected using the 'Clean Catch' method. To test, simply follow the steps below:
1. Collect urine mid-stream using a collection container.
2. Dip the strip into the sample for no longer than 2 seconds and remove any excess by wiping the test strip on the side of the container.
3. Read the results after 60 seconds (for testing for Leukocytes, read after 90-120 seconds).
Please note: DO NOT read the results after 2 minutes as this may read in a false positive result.
The 10 Parameters tests check for:
Leukocytes – White Blood Cells produced by the body the help fight infection. Could indicate a UTI or Kidney Infection
Nitrites – Bacteria that causes UTI’s convert nitrates into nitrites. A positive result for nitrites could indicate a UTI.
Urobilinogen –A by-product of the breakdown of Bilirubin. Small amounts are normal, but larger amounts could indicate a liver disease.
Protein – High levels of protein in urine can indicate kidney disease
pH – Checks the acidity or alkalinity of urine.
Blood – Serious UTI/Cystitis can cause blood in urine, as well as other issues such as kidney stones or bladder/kidney cancer.
Specific Gravity (S.G.) – Higher specific gravity could be signs of a UTI, diabetes or even dehydration. Other issues could be a kidney infection, kidney failure orheart failure.
Ketone – Ketones are produced when the body is not able to get its energy from Glucose and so starts to burn off body fat. A high amount of ketones could simply be down to dieting, not eating for prolonged periods of time (12-18 hours), or something more serious such as diabetes.
Bilirubin – A by-product of the breakdown of red blood cells. These cells SHOULD NOT be present in the urine, if present, these could indicate liver disease.
Glucose – Not usually found in urine as the kidneys are able to process it and release it back into the body. Glucose in urine can indicate undiagnosed diabetes.
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