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strip

 [strip]
1. a thin, narrow, comparatively long piece of material.
2. to press the contents from a canal, such as the urethra or a blood vessel, by running the finger along it.
3. to excise lengths of large veins and incompetent tributaries after subcutaneous dissection.
4. to remove tooth structure or restorative material from the mesial or distal surfaces of teeth, utilizing abrasive strips; usually done to alleviate crowding.
reagent strip a strip of paper impregnated with a reagent to a given substance, used in testing for that substance in a body fluid or other secretion.

reagent strip

Dipstick, see there.
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These reactions form the basis of both reagent strips and bench top glucose electrode methods.
A total of 94.0% (3830 of 4074) of the test operators had completed training or competency assessment within the previous 12 months, and 96.8% (21 603 of 22 317) of the glucose and urine reagent strip test records had documentation of the name of the individual who performed the test.
Reagent strip testing of antenatal urine specimens for infection.
Gounden and Newall (1983) conducted a study using urine from 12 adults to test the relationship between urine specific gravity measured by hydrometry, reagent strip, and refractometer.
Samples are then placed into selected reagent strips, which are loaded into the instrument and matching SPRs are installed in the appropriate positions.
Reagent strip tests should be confirmed by quantitative laboratory measurement.
A urine protein estimate obtained with reagent strips (Clinitek Atlas[R]; Siemens) was 30 mg/dL; however, quantitative measurement of the total protein concentration (UniCel[R] DxC 800; Beckman Coulter) of a second urine sample yielded a value of 980 mg/dL.
A five-grade scale of color on the reagent strip determined the amount of polymorphonuclear cells in the culture, which had to reach at least 250/mL for the diagnosis.
The cost is about $150 Self-testing involves a finger prick to obtain a drop of blood, which is then transferred to a reagent strip that's inserted into the machine.
Blood glucose reagent strip tests in the operating room: influence of hematocrit, partial pressure of oxygen, and blood glucose level: a comparison of the BM-Test 1-44, BM-Accutest, and Satellite G reagent strip systems.
The Hemastix[R] Reagent Strip for Urinalysis has been used to test for blood in saliva (4,5).
Blood collected from the index finger of two persons was immediately mixed into two different urine samples, and its concentration was adjusted by dilution with urine to correspond to the values of 200, 80, 25, trace, and negative obtained by color matching using the Multistix 10 SG reagent strips. Duplicate 1-mL samples of urine containing blood concentrations giving reagent strip values of 0, trace, 25, 80, and 200 were then set up and analyzed for thiocyanate using the standard reaction conditions.