Our UTI test detects a urinary tract infection (UTI) by measuring the levels of leukocytes (white blood cells) and nitrite in your urine. The higher the detection levels of leukocytes and nitrite, the more likely you are to have a UTI.
To take the UTI test, follow the below instructions.
- Feel free to use the pH balanced wipe over your urethra (where you urinate from). Remember the golden rule — wipe front to back!
- Unwrap the test, hold it by the thumb grip, and place it in your urine stream for 1-2 seconds. Make sure that both the top and bottom test pads are damp. (P.S. you can also urinate in a cup and then dip the test in!)
- Set the test on a flat surface, facing up, and wait one minute. At the one minute mark, hold the nitrite test result (top pad) up to the color chart and compare your result.
- Wait one more minute. At the two minute mark, compare your leukocytes test result (bottom pad) to the color chart.
- Make sure to record your results! We suggest taking a picture of your test next to the color chart for future reference.
Our tests are clinically-tested at detecting common forms of UTIs. Remember, only a full urinalysis can detect every type of UTI. So if you have symptoms (even if you tested negative), please contact your primary care provider for assessment and treatment.
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