Semi-quantitative detection of microalbumin and creatinine.
Possibility of establishing microalbumin/creatinine ratio.
|Purpose||Semi-quantitative detection of microalbumin and creatinine.
Possibility of establishing MICROALBUMIN/CREATININE ratio.
|Reading time:||60 seconds.
Visual or automatic reading with URANOTEST READER.
|Conduction time:||Less than 1 minute|
|Format:||Tube with 25 strips|
- 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
- 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