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dipstick

/dip·stick/ (dip´stik) a strip of cellulose chemically impregnated to render it sensitive to protein, glucose, or other substances in the urine.

dipstick

a chemically treated strip of paper used in the analysis of urine or other fluids.

dipstick

Reagent 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.

dip·stick

(dip'stik)
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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Most dipstick pads that test for urobilinogen use p-dimethylaminobenzaldehyde and are susceptible to false-positive results from such compounds as p-aminosalicylic acid, antipyrine, apronalide, chlorpromazine, phenazopyridine, phenothiazine, sulfadiazine, and sulfonamide.
As many of the new generation of urinalysis dipsticks are formulated with specialized reagent pads that help prevent carryover contamination to neighboring reagent pads, they may sometimes be more difficult to fully saturate using a dropper-style control.
20 In our study, we found a positive correlation between glucose determined by dipstick and glucose determined by Roche Kit and, pH (Figure-1 and 2, Table-4).
Sensitivity and specificity were calculated for the leucocyte esterase test combined with the nitrite dipstick test.
In comparison with the microscopic and dipstick methods, the ELISA method detected almost twice as many cases of giardiasis (Table 3).
RNA amplified from rotavirus-specific bands from dipsticks archived at room temperature 5 years earlier was similarly extracted.
The dipstick also can be remotely and wirelessly networked to airpla= nes and satellites.
Sgt Steve Thirsk said: "We hope the dipsticks will allow us to seize alcohol from youngsters however it is disguised.
It is possible that a physician may choose to admit the patient, order the lab, and get a dipstick the next morning before seeing the protein level in a timed collection of urine.
Proteinuria determined by dipstick in pregnancy is common and a poor predictor for preeclampsia with a positive predictive value between 2% and 11%.
Each Dipstick weighs 16-17g and will deep-fry from frozen in under three minutes.