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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.
The NTSB agreed with this portion of Judge Pope's decision, based on his determination that "LabCorp did not produce any written validation study about the suitability of using the Bayer-manufactured diagnostic dipsticks in a manner contrary to the manufacturer's instructions and for a purpose other than for which they were engineered.
It has been believed that urine dipsticks are useful tools for excluding the diagnosis of UTI based on their high negative predictive values (NPV).