HOW DOES A FAMILY HEALTH SCREENING TEST WORK?
Our Family Health Screening Test is unique to Suresign. It is a urine based test which detects nitrates, protein, urobilinogen, blood and specific gravity. All of these, if present or present at high levels can indicate illness or infection, mainly relating to the heart, liver, kidneys and urinary tract. Any colour change of the test strip can be compared with the colour chart provided to reveal the results. The Family Health Screening test contains 5 test strips, allowing you to test different members of the family at regular intervals, or when you feel unwell.
Easy to use with fast results
6 tests in pack
WHEN SHOULD YOU USE A FAMILY HEALTH SCREENING TEST?
The Family Health Screening Test can be used to give a general indication of health and helps in the detection of diseases and infections that can affect the kidneys, urinary tract, liver and heart. The pack contains six strips so that routine testing can be carried out at regular intervals.
Will certain drugs affect the test?
The test may be affected by substances or drugs that cause abnormal urine colour. The colour development on the test pad may consequently be masked, or a colour reaction may be produced that could be interpreted incorrectly.
I missed the read time, can I still read the results?
The results may be read up to 2 minutes after the specified read times. You should perform another test if you are outside this time frame.
Can I perform the test midstream?
No, to ensure that all the test pads come into contact with the urine it is necessary to use a collection container.
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There are many conditions, illnesses or infections which can affect any member of your family, most of which can be detected through urine testing.
Urine testing is a useful procedure to use to help indicate any health problems or disease as the composition of your urine can change significantly if one or more diseases or infections are present. Because urine testing is simple to carry out, it can be part of routine health screening at home.
Although urine testing can be used to give a general indication of health, it is especially good for helping to detect diseases and infections that can affect the kidneys, urinary tract, liver and heart.
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WHAT DOES IT TEST FOR?
Nitrite is not detectable in normal urine. Positive nitrite can be indicative of urinary tract infection.
Up to 14mg/dL of protein may be excreted by a normal kidney. Higher than normal levels of protein in urine may indicate a variety of disorders including diseases of the kidney and urinary tract. In older patients, high protein levels may occasionally indicate heart problems.
Urobilinogen is normally present in low concentrations in urine. High levels of urobilinogen can indicate liver disease or conditions associated with increased breakdown of red blood cells.
The presence of red blood cells or haemoglobin in urine can indicate diseases or damage to the kidneys or urinary tract.
Urine collected a different times of day may vary in specific gravity from 1.003-1.035. Specific gravity equal or less than 1.010 indicates dilute urine and readings equal or greater than 1.025 indicate concentrated urine. Low readings may simply be due to excessive liquid intake and high reading may be due to insufficient drinking causing dehydration. However persistent low readings can be due to kidney problems and continuous high readings can be indicative or underlying clinical problems relating to the kidney and possibly the heart.
Bilirubin is not found in normal urine. The presence of bilirubin in urine is an early indicator of liver disease such as obstruction of the bile duct or hepatitis.
HOW TO USE THE FAMILY HEALTH SCREENING TEST?
Collect a urine sample in a clean dry container and test as soon as possible.
Open the foil pouch and remove the strip.
Hold the end of the strip farthest away from the test pads.
Dip the test pads of the strip completely into fresh urine for 1-2 seconds and remove immediately. Run the edge of the strip against the rim of the urine container to remove excess urine.
Immediately bring the edge of the strip into contact with an absorbent material.
Lay the strip with the test pads facing upwards and begin timing.
After the specified times shown on the colour chart, compare the colour of the test pads with the colour blocks on the colour chart. Hold the strip close to the colour blocks and match carefully. (Results may be read up to 2 minutes after the specified times.)
Information provided on this site is for general use only. If you have any concerns about any aspect of your health you should consult a healthcare professional for further medical advice.
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