dipsticks


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dipsticks

absorbent paper strips impregnated with reagents for testing urine or other fluid for their content of electrolytes, other solutes and blood. The container is usually provided with a color matching scale so that a rough quantitative estimation can be made.
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2) Urinalysis dipsticks are intended to be dipped into the patient's urine sample, fully immersing the reagent pads.
7% of platelet concentrates had 4+ and 3+ of glucose with dipstick method.
To overcome these problems, many alternative screening methods have been evaluated, including urine microscopy, chemical analysis using a dipstick method, Gram staining, dipslide urine culture and bioluminescence.
To assess the suitability of RNA extracted from dipsticks for determining the VP7 genotype, we first determined the VP7 G genotype of rotavirus in rotavirus-positive clinical samples from children hospitalized during May 15, 2005-May 15, 2006.
Note: Due to unknown quantities of residual oil draining back from engine components and cavities, re-marking of the dipstick may not always be necessary.
Ben-Dor's dipstick, which can be used by non-professionals.
Detection of proteinuria in hospitalized hypertensive pregnant women by visual reading of dipsticks, as is the usual office practice, has a high false-positive rate for true proteinuria ([greater than or equal to] 300 mg/L) with a PV+ (true positives/true plus false positives) of 24% for 1+, 53% for 2+, and 93% for 3+ or 4+.
Each Dipstick weighs 16-17g and will deep-fry from frozen in under three minutes.
The significance of asymptomatic microhematuria in men 50 or more years old: findings of a home screening study using urinary dipsticks.
It has been believed that urine dipsticks are useful tools for excluding the diagnosis of UTI based on their high negative predictive values (NPV).