Order the Home Urine Health Test today as you look to understand more about your liver function and body generally. This test kit uses a small sample of urine on a strip (5 strips provided) which is mailed directly to you in a kit and contains an analysis chart and comprehensive instructions.
1. Collect urine mid-stream using a collection container
2. Dip the strip into the urine sample for no longer than 2 seconds, ensuring the removal of excess liquids by wiping the strip on the side of the container
3. Read the result of the test after 60 seconds (for leukocytes read between 90-120 seconds).
NOTE: Do not read the results after 2 minutes as this may read in a false-positive result.
The 10 items checked in the Home Urine Health Test:
Leukocytes: White Blood Cells produced by the body to help fight infection. Could indicate a UTI or Kidney Infection.
Nitrites: Bacteria that cause urinary tract infections (UTIs) convert nitrates into nitrites. A positive result for nitrites could indicate a UTI.
Urobilinogen: A by-product of the breakdown of Bilirubin. Smaller levels are normal, but larger levels could indicate a liver disease.
Protein: High levels of protein in a urine sample can indicate kidney disease.
pH: Checks the acidity or alkalinity of urine.
Blood: A serious UTI/Cystitis can cause blood in urine as well as other issues such as kidney stones or bladder/kidney cancer.
Specific Gravity (S.G.): Higher specific gravity could be signs of a UTI, diabetes or even dehydration. Other issues could be a kidney infection, kidney failure or heart failure.
Ketone: Ketones are produced when the body is not able extract energy from Glucose and therefore starts to burn off body fat. A high level of ketones could simply be down to dieting, not eating for prolonged periods of time (12-18 hours), or something more serious such as diabetes.
Bilirubin: A by-product of the breakdown of red blood cells. These cells should not be present in the urine and these could indicate liver disease.
Glucose: Not usually found in urine as the kidneys are able to process it and release it back into the body. Glucose in urine can indicate undiagnosed diabetes.