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dipstickReagent strip Lab medicine A blotting paper impregnated with enzymes or chemicals sensitive to various parameters of clinical interest which, when dipped in urine, undergoes a color change, allowing a substance to be semiquantified–eg, BR, glucose and reducing substances, Hb, nitrates, ketones, pH, protein, specific gravity, urobilinogen. See Urinalysisis.
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A strip of plastic or paper bearing one or more dots or squares of reagent, used to perform qualitative or semiquantitative tests on urine; chemical reaction occurs in the presence of serum, plasma, or urine. Results of tests are read as color changes.
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