Diagnostic tests

Uranotest 11C

Semi-quantitative detection of urobilinogen, glucose, ketone bodies, specific gravity, blood, pH, nitrites, leukocytes, protein and creatinine.

Specs
Purpose: Semi-quantitative detection of urobilinogen, glucose, ketone bodies, density, blood, pH, nitrites, leukocytes, PROTEIN, CREATININE
Sample Urine.
Reading time: 60-120 seconds. Visual reading or automatic reading with URANOTEST READER.
Format: Tube with 25 strips.

Characteristics

  • Calculates the PROTEIN/CREATININE ratio, indispensable in evaluating kidney damage and its later monitoring.
  • Unlike strips that only detect proteinuria, the possibility of establishing the protein/creatinine ratio is not influenced by the urine volume or concentration. For this reason, the protein/creatinine ratio is much more precise for evaluating proteinuria in low-density urine samples.
  • Furthermore, the protein/creatinine ratio corrects creatinine deviation due to extra-renal causes. F

Information for the veterinarian

  1. Use of refrigerated urine sample without tempering.
  2. Use of non-recent urine (it is preferable to perform the urinalysis within 30 minutes after collection to avoid contamination, pH changes and compound degradation).
  3. Use of expired dipsticks, or dipsticks exposed to air due to poor storage.
  4. Reading the dipstick at a time other than recommended.
  5. Reading the strip in vertical position (this does not occur with automatic reading with the aid of the reader).
  6. Contamination of the sample with disinfectants.
  7. Prolonged immersion of the dipstick in urine (may cause alteration of the colorimetric reaction) or non-elimination of excess urine with the aid of an absorbent material.
  8. Touching the reactive zone on the dipstick with fingers (colours may be altered).
  9. Very pigmented or turbid urine (prior centrifugation is recommended).
  10. lnadequate light or visual difficulty for observer (this does not occur with that automatic reading with the aid of the reader).
  Normal Anormal
Colour Yellow or amber Very dark yellow: concentrated, bilirubinous urine.
Red, dun, brown: haematuria, haemoglobin, myoglobinuria.
Greenish: bilirubinous
Milky white: puss, phosphate crystals
Transparency Clear Turbid due to semen, bacteria, lipids, mucous, faecal contamina-tion, crystals, red blood cells, white blood cells, epithelial cells
Odour Soft odour that may be very intense with sorne species (adult male cat urine has a characteristic odour) Ammonia odour due to action of positive urease bacteria hydrolysing the urea
Volume Dog: 25-30 ml/kg/day
Cat: 18-25 ml/kg/day
Oliguria
Anuria
DOCUMENTATION FOR THE VETERINARY
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