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POCT Multistix 10SG Urinalysis Dipstick

Item Value
Available Stat? Yes
Test code
Performed by In Selected clinics by authorized Point of Care testing site staff
Collection Instructions First A.M. void preferred
Container type Urine cup
Amount to Collect 20 mL urine
Sample type Random urine
Preferred volume 20 mL urine
Min. Volume 5 mL urine
Normal range
Protein Negative
Glucose Negative
Ketones Negative
Bilirubin Negative
Hemoglobin (Myoglobin) Negative
Nitrite Negative
Leukocyte Esterase Negative
pH 4.5-8.0
Specific Gravity 1.002-1.030
Urobilinogen ≤ 1.0 mg/dL
Synonyms UA; Urine dipstick; Urine pH; Specific gravity, urine; Urine hemoglobin; Urine protein; Urine glucose; Urine nitrate; Urine Leukocyte esterase; Urine ketones; Urine bilirubin; Urobilinogen
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.
LDT or Mod FDA? No
Last Updated 5/22/2013 1:56:32 PM
Entry Number 1465

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