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
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.
WHAT DOES IT
Nitrite Nitrite is not detectable in normal
urine. Positive nitrite can be indicative of urinary tract
infection. Protein 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 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. Blood The presence of red blood cells or
haemoglobin in urine can indicate diseases or damage to the kidneys or
urinary tract. Specific Gravity 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 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?
1. Collect a urine sample in a clean dry container and test as
soon as possible. 2.
Open the foil pouch and remove the strip. 3.
Hold the end of the strip farthest away from the test pads. 4.
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. 5.
Immediately bring the edge of the strip into contact with an absorbent
Lay the strip with the test pads facing upwards and begin timing. 7.
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