Collect urine in a clean, dry container.
Dip the strip into the urine for 2 seconds
Read result in 1 minute for Nitrite and in 2 minutes for Leukocytes
Compare the color of the test pads to the color chart on the foil pouch
Fast facts on urinary tract infections:
- Women have a lifetime risk of over 50% of developing a urinary tract infection.
- Urinary tract infection is usually diagnosed based on symptoms and testing of a urine sample.
- Uncomplicated urinary tract infections can be cured with 2-3 days of treatment.
- Cranberry extracts do not treat UTIs but may help reduce the risk of recurrent UTI.
Symptoms of UTIs:
- A burning feeling when you urinate
- A frequent or intense urge to urinate, even though little comes out when you do
- Pain or pressure in your back or lower abdomen
- Cloudy, dark, bloody, or strange-smelling urine
- Feeling tired or shaky
- Fever or chills (a sign the infection may have reached your kidneys).
Frequesntly Asked Questions:
When is the best time to test? A morning urine is the best for testing. Assuming you have slept for at least 4 hours without urinating.
Can taking Vitamin C supplements interfere with the test? Vitamin C supplements contain Ascorbic acid. The Ascorbic acid can interfere with the chemical reaction and cause false negatives for various parameters of the the test. It is recommended to refrain from taking Vitamin C supplements at least one day in advance before testing to avoid false negative result.
Why is there more than one possible color for a positive test result? Each person's body chemistry is unique and will create a different shade of color on the test pads.
How long do I have to read the results? Nitrite takes 1 minute to get results and can be read up to 2 minutes after. Leukocytes take 2 minutes for results and can be read up to 4 minutes after. The test time is listed on the foil pouch of each test.