How to use urine test strips

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How to Test a Urine Sample: Step-by-Step Guide

Types of Test Kits

There are two common types of urine test kits:

  • Multi-Test Kit: This kit typically contains 10 different test structures for various substances.
  • Single Pot Test: A single pot test indicates specific conditions directly.

Important Note:

Ensure to follow specific instructions provided with the test kit for accurate results.

Testing Process

  1. Take a urine sample and pour it into the provided pot.
  2. Retrieve one test strip from the kit and dip it into the urine.
  3. Refer to the instructions to determine the required duration for the strip to remain in the urine.
  4. After the specified time, observe the colour changes on the strip.
  5. Compare the colours on the strip with the reference chart provided.
  6. Note down the results for each test.
  7. Dispose of the used test strip and pot in clinical waste.
  8. Remove gloves and wash hands thoroughly.

Key Points to Remember:

  • Handle the test strip with gloves to prevent contamination.
  • Avoid touching the strip to the bottle to prevent cross-contamination.
  • Dispose of used materials properly to maintain hygiene.