More Information about the Urinalysis Test Strips
The Urinalysis Test Strips
A urine test strip or dipstick test is a basic diagnostic tool. The strips are fast and accurate and are color coded. A reagent that reacts to certain pathogens in urine is added in the test strips. This will cause a reaction that results in different colors, each of which indicates whether a disease is present in your body or not. The test strips consist of a ribbon made of plastic or paper of about 5 millimeter wide. Plastic strips have pads impregnated with chemicals that react with the compounds present in urine, producing a characteristic color. For the paper strips the reactants are absorbed directly onto the paper.
Urinalysis Test Strips are used to detect a broad range of diseases. The test is designed to identify proteins, sugars, organic compounds, bacteria, chemicals that are usually found in red blood cells, and white blood cell count. It also tests the acidity and mass ration of pathogens. Urinalysis test strips are used for screening in high risk areas and for treatment monitoring. They could be used to rule out possible infections and diseases if symptoms are still present when getting negative results.
Diseases of the kidneys and the urinary tract, Carbohydrate metabolism disorders (diabetes mellitus)
Liver diseases and hemolytic disorders, Urinary infections, Nitrites and Leukocytes tests for urinary tract infections can be identified using the urinalysis test strips. The PH test is to indicate the amount of crystalline structures. Regulating PH levels is used to treat certain illnesses that involve the elimination of agents that are in your system left over from chemotherapy, or agents that form as a result of gallstones, and also used to help urinary infections. The hemoglobin test counts the amount of proteins in urine and is commonly associated with people who have Glomerular disease, tumors, kidney stones, inflammation or toxicity of the kidney. If a positive test of Bilirubin comes up it could be related to hepatitis and hepatic cirrhosis.