Semi-quantitative detection of urobilinogen, glucose, ketone bodies, specific gravity, blood, pH, nitrites, leukocytes, protein and creatinine.
|Purpose:||Semi-quantitative detection of urobilinogen, glucose, ketone bodies, density, blood, pH, nitrites, leukocytes, PROTEIN, CREATININE|
|Reading time:||60-120 seconds. Visual reading or automatic reading with URANOTEST READER.|
|Format:||Tube with 25 strips.|
- 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
- Use of refrigerated urine sample without tempering.
- 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).
- Use of expired dipsticks, or dipsticks exposed to air due to poor storage.
- Reading the dipstick at a time other than recommended.
- Reading the strip in vertical position (this does not occur with automatic reading with the aid of the reader).
- Contamination of the sample with disinfectants.
- 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.
- Touching the reactive zone on the dipstick with fingers (colours may be altered).
- Very pigmented or turbid urine (prior centrifugation is recommended).
- lnadequate light or visual difficulty for observer (this does not occur with that automatic reading with the aid of the reader).
|Colour||Yellow or amber||Very dark yellow: concentrated, bilirubinous urine.|
|Red, dun, brown: haematuria, haemoglobin, myoglobinuria.|
|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