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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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Semi-automated reflectance readings of urinalysis dipsticks are more precise than visual readings (2), and studies of precision using the Miditron junior for analysis of dipsticks found that it was precise (3).
Agreement between automated cell counts and semiquantitative dipstick data was examined by Spearman rank analysis.
Caution: Before re-marking your dipstick, ensure your original dipstick has part number 252-0507 stamped on the lower end.
56), "Oxidizing agents such as hypochlorite and ascorbic acid cause false-negative reactions for blood on the urine dipstick," cannot be answered true or false.
We ordered this dipstick and when it arrived, it wasn't the same as the one it replaced.
But, John Koepke, MD, professor emeritus at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC, notes, "People are latching onto the idea that the dipstick tested negative, and so we're not going to do the urine culture.
The cold range on the dipstick is the lower range (30[degrees]C) and the warm range (80[degrees]C) is the higher.
Herein we review important considerations involved in the successful use of dipsticks and assess problems that may complicate reading of individual dipstick reagent pads.
The urine dipstick is specific for albumin and will miss positively charged proteins in the urine, such as immunoglobulin light chains.
Leukocyte esterase (LE, an enzyme produced by neutrophils) and nitrite (NT, the end product of bacterial nitrate reductase acting on nitrate in the urine), two important parameters of dipstick urinalysis, have been frequently used to diagnose UTI.
Most drivers struggled to name the brake fluid (79%), engine coolant (70%) or the oil dipstick (54%).
So, which do I trust, the dipstick level or the idiot light?