Diagnostic tests

Uranotest 2AC

Semi-quantitative detection of microalbumin and creatinine.

Uranotest® 2AC offers the possibility of establishing microalbumin/creatinine ratio.

Purpose: Semi-quantitative detection of microalbumin and creatinine
Possibility of establishing MICROALBUMIN/CREATININE ratio
Sample: Urine
Reading time: 60 seconds
Visual or automatic reading with URANOTEST READER
Execution time: Less than 1 minute
Format: Tube with 25 strips
Registration No: 3291 SCPF


  • Microalbumin is an early indicator for kidney damage or illness and can help in diagnosing underlying illnesses in apparently healthy pets.
  • Detecting microalbumin in urine is an earlier indicator of kidney damage than UPC.
  • Diagnostic use:
    • Kidney damage evaluation in dogs affected by Leishmaniosis, Ehrlichiosis, Dirofilariosis, FeLV, FIV, PIF.
    • Evaluation of kidney damage in neoplasms and inflammatory diseases (periodontal, pyoderma, immune-mediated diseases, etc.)
    • Treatment monitoring for kidney insufficiency.
    • Monitoring of kidney failure with potentially nephrotoxic drugs.
    • Geriatric exams.
    • Kidney disease prevention campaigns.
    • Pre-surgical examinations.

Information for the veterinarian

The procedure must be followed exactly to achieve reliable results.

  1. Dip the strip into the urine up to the test area for no more than two seconds.
  2. Draw the edge of the strip along the brim of the vessel to remove excess urine; at this time, do not make the test areas touched to the brim of the vessel.
  3. Turn the strip on its side and tap once on a piece of absorbent material to remove any remaining urine. Excessive urine on the strip may cause the interaction of chemicals between adjacent reagent pads.
  4. Read the results:

a. If reading visually: Compare the colours of the reagent pads exactly after 60 seconds with the colour chart on the vial label under good light. While comparing, keep the strip horizontally to prevent possible mixing of chemicals when excessive urine is present.
b. If using the URANOTEST READER, carefully follow the directions given in the instrument-operating manual. The instrument will automatically read each test pad result at a specified time

  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 strips, or strips exposed to air due to poor storage.
  4. Reading the strips at a time other than recommended.
  5. Reading the strips 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 strips 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 strips 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).
ColourYellow or amberVery dark yellow: concentrated, bilirubinous urine
Red, dun, brown: haematuria, haemoglobin, myoglobinuria.
Greenish: bilirubinous 
Milky white: puss, phosphate crystals
TransparencyClearTurbid due to semen, bacteria, lipids, mucous, faecal contamina-tion, crystals, red blood cells, white blood cells, epithelial cells
OdourSoft 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
VolumeDog: 25-30 ml/kg/day
Cat: 18-25 ml/kg/day


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