Key Features of Albustix Reagent Strips
Albustix Reagent Strips for urinalysis provide a fast, convenient
way of testing urine for the presence of protein.
Albustix is a firm plastic
strip with a test area made of special chemicals which can be used to test for
protein in urine. Test results may provide information on kidney function.
reagent test area on Albustix is ready to use upon removal from the bottle and
the entire reagent strip is disposable. No additional laboratory equipment is
necessary for testing. The directions must be followed exactly. The reagent strips
must be kept in the bottle with the cap tightly closed to maintain reagent reactivity.
- Collect fresh urine specimen in a clean,
- Remove one strip from bottle and replace cap.
- Dip test area of strip in urine and remove immediately. (alternatively,
wet the test area by passing strip through urine stream.)
- Tap edge
of strip against container or clean, dry surface to remove excess urine.
- Compare test area to Colour Chart exactly 10 seconds after wetting. Ignore
colour changes that occur after 10 seconds.