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Sterile rapid UTI test to detects indirect signs of infection such as protein, nitrite and leukocytes not normally present in urine.
This self test kit provides fast accurate and reliable visible results within two minutes.
Each test kit includes everything you need to carry out the test including two UTI self test sticks and full instruction leaflet.
Men, women and children can contract urinary tract infections. It is more common in women and it can occur in older men when an enlarged prostate gland obstructs the flow of urine.
Conditions range from cystitis (a mild but disturbing inflammation that is limited to the bladder) to severe infections of the kidneys.
70% of all UTI Infections are usually caused by the bacteria E.coli from the patient's own bowels.
The cause of most urine infections is bacteria that colonise around the urethra (urine tube) and then ascend into the rest of the urinary tract system.
The early stages of infection can be a symptomatic, this is dependant on if the infection is found in the upper (urethras, kidneys) or lower (urethra, bladder) urinary tract.
With early detection and diagnosis, preventive measures can be taken to stop the proliferation of bacteria and the development of pyelitis (inflammation of the renal pelvis), which causes severe pain and fever.
There are a number of symptoms related to a urinary tract infection and if these symptoms are apparent, this is a good indication to take a urinary tract infection test (or a UTI test for short).
Burning during urination is a common sign that there could be an infection present. This also indicates that the infection is located in the lower urinary tract. As well as this, the urine could also be cloud and strong in scent.
If the infection is located in the lower urinary tract, the symptoms can often be the same however some report pain in their back, predominantly in the lower section.
There are three separate things that the UTI test tests for and these are the presence of white blood cells knows as 'leukocytes', proteins and nitrates. Depending on the levels of these will depict whether the test comes back positive or negative.
The presence of Leukocytes often are a main indicator of there being an infection present.
Each test contains two rapid urine infection tests, plus simple to follow step by step instruction on how to use.
Please read instruction included in the box prior to conducting the test.
To conduct the test use a (first morning) urine sample, collected in a small container. Take one of the dipsticks and Immerse in the sample of urine, wait for 60 seconds and read the result.
Rapid diagnostic tests are not supposed to replace a professional medical opinion.