How to use
Multistix 10 sg
- Collect fresh urine specimen in a clean, dry container. Mix
well immediately before testing.
- Remove one
strip from the bottle of strips and replace the cap. Completely immerse reagent
areas of the strip in the urine and remove immediately to avoid dissolving out
- While removing, run the edge of the strip
against the rim of the urine container to remove excess urine. Hold the strip
in a horizontal position to prevent possible mixing of chemicals from adjacent
reagent areas and/or contaminating the hands with urine.
Compare reagent areas to coresponding color chart on the bottle label at the time
specified. Hold strip close to color blocks and match carefully. Avoid laying
the strip directly on the color chart, as this will result in the urine soiling
PROPER READ TIME IS CRITICAL FOR OPTIMAL RESULTS.
the glucose and bilirubin test at 30 seconds after dipping. Read the ketone test
at 40 seconds; the specific gravity at 45 seconds; pH, protein, urobilinogen,
blood, and nitrite at 60
seconds; and leukocytes at 2 minutes. The pH and protein
areas may also be read immediately or at any time up to 2 minutes after dipping.
After dipping the strip, check the pH area. If the color on the pad is not uniform,
read the reagent area
immediately, comparing the darkest color to the appropriate
All reagent areas except leukocytes may be read between 1
and 2 minutes for identifying negative specimens and for determination of the
pH and specific gravity. A positive reaction
(small or greater) at less than
2 minutes on the leukocyte test may be regarded as a positive indication of leukocytes
Color changes that occur after 2 minutes are of no diagnostic