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POCT Multistix 9SG Urinalysis dipstick
|Performed by||Authorized Point of Care testing site staff|
|Collection Instructions||First A.M. void preferred|
|Container type||Urine cup|
|Amount to Collect||See preferred volume|
|Preferred volume||20 mL|
|Min. Volume||5 mL|
|Synonyms||UA; Urine dipstick; Urine pH; Specific gravity, urine; Urine hemoglobin; Urine protein; Urine glucose; Urine nitrate; Urine Leukocyte esterase; Urine ketones; Urine bilirubin|
|Additional information||Specific Gravity: Reported as ≤ 1.005 to ≥ 1.030; the level found depends upon water intake; a fixed level around 1.010 which does not vary with the state of the patient's hydration suggests renal damage.
pH: Reported over the range of 5.0 to ≥ 9.0 and is diet-dependent; a level > 9.0 suggests infection with a urea-splitting organism.
Bilirubin: False-positive results for bilirubin may occur due to the intrinsic coloration of urine. If concerns exist in this regard a sample should be sent to the clinical laboratory for confirmatory testing.
Hemoglobin: Dipstick testing does not distinguish between hemoglobin and myoglobin. To evaluate the possibility of myoglobinuria due to rhabdomyolysis send a serum sample to the clinical laboratory for Total CK, which will be markedly elevated in rhabdomyolysis.
Nitrite: A positive urinary nitrite test is highly suggestive of a urinary infection, but in a low risk population may detect as few as 50% of infections found on culture, particularly if urinary frequency is high, the diet is low in nitrate substrate or, of course, if the organisms are not nitrite-producers.
|Last Updated||8/7/2012 2:11 PM|
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