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Siemens Multistix Urinalysis Reagent Strips 10SG (10 Tests) x 100 Pack

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Siemens Multistix Urinalysis Reagent Strips 10SG (10 Tests) x 100 Pack

As with all laboratory test, definitive diagnosis or therapeutic decisions should not be based on any single result or method.
Ensure work areas and specimen containers are always free of detergents and other contaminants. Some substances can interfere with patient results.
Contamination of the urine specimen with skin cleansers containing chlorhexidine may affect protein test results.
1. Collect a fresh urine specimen in a clean dry container.
2. Mix well just before testing, but do not centrifuge.
3. Check the expiration date on the reagent strip bottle. If bottle has passed, discard and get a new bottle. Use of reagent strips beyond the expiration date may yield inaccurate results.
4. Remove a strip from the bottle and replace the cap. Do not touch the test pads on the strip.
5. Dip all the test pads of the strip into the urine and immediately remove the strip. If reading the strip visually, start timing. Note: The ID band can be dipped into urine and controls solutions
6. Drag the edge of the strip against the container trim to remove excess urine and blot on a paper towel or tissue if using the Clinitek analysers. It is not necessary to blot if reading visually.
7. If reading visually:

Compare each test pad to the corresponding row of colour blocks on the bottle label.

Read each pad at the time shown on the label, starting with the shortest time.

Hold the strip close to the colour blocks and match carefully.

Read the pads in good light.
8. If using an analyser, place strip according to analyser operating manual.
Do not read any test pad after 2 minutes, colour changes that occur after this time are of no diagnostic value
Helpful Hints:
Discolouration or darkening of the test pads may indicate deterioration. If the is evident or if test results are inconsistent with expected findings, the following steps are recommended:
1. Confirm that the product is within the expiration date shown on the label.
2. Check performance against know negative or positive control materials.
3. Retest with fresh product.
Collect freshly voided urine in a clean container and test as soon as possible. The container should allow for complete dipping of all reagent strip areas. A first-morning specimen is preferred but random collections are acceptable.
Test the urine within two hours of voiding. If unable to test within recommended time, refrigerate the specimen immediately and let it return to room temperature (between 15-30°C) before testing. The use of urine preservatives is not recommended.
As with all laboratory test, definitive diagnosis or therapeutic decisions should not be based on any single result or method.
Store between 15-30°C and out of direct sunlight.
Do not refrigerate.
Do not remove desiccant.
All unused strips must remain in the original bottle.
Remove only enough strips for immediate use. Recap immediately and tightly.
Read enclosed directions carefully.
Do not use after expiration date.
Use only if tamper evident seals on the carton are intact.