Urine dipstick test

Urine dipstick test

A test using a small, chemically treated strip that is dipped into a urine sample; when testing for protein, an area on the strip changes color depending on the amount of protein (if any) in the urine.
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In the first episode, our patient was intubated and had been treated for sepsis and urinary tract infection due to positive reaction for nitrite in urine dipstick test. Although we had not any information to confirm this situation, we thought that our patient had had a slightly higher MetHb level in the first episode and the patient's MetHb level had decreased gradually because natural reduction of the oxidizing agent had not been given during hospital stay.
The currently used diagnostic criteria are increased systolic blood pressure of [greater than or equal to] 140 mm Hg or increased diastolic blood pressure of [greater than or equal to] 90 mm Hg after 20 weeks of pregnancy in a woman with previously normal blood pressure and proteinuria of 0.3 g or more in 24-h urine sample corresponding with 1 + or greater on a urine dipstick test. [1] Although the 24-h urine protein is diagnostic, the process of sample collection is both cumbersome and inconvenient for the patient.
A urine dipstick test was deemed positive in this study in the presence of leucocytes and/or nitrites.
A positive urine dipstick test for proteinuria should be confirmed with quantitative proteinuria measurement (measured as urine:protein:creatinine ratio (g/mmol) on a spot urine sample).
The researchers now intend to develop a urine dipstick test for FBP that could be rapidly and widely used.
Meanwhile the sensitivity of clinical symptoms, including fever height, CBC total white blood cell count, and urine dipstick test, was insufficient to determine risk of UTI in infants.
The urine dipstick test for protein uses a pH indicator and is not affected.
Urine Dipstick Test. Patient was asked to submit random midstream urine sample prior to admission in a 50 mL urine container for laboratory analysis for random urine dipstick test, protein, and creatinine.
However, he ordered a battery of tests after he took the urine dipstick test again some months later and fared even worse.