The SELFCheck Urine Infection self-test is ideal for detecting urinary infections and prompting those with a positive result to seek prompt advice and treatment. Historically, urinary infections have been treated with broad spectrum antibiotics, but in recent years the use of antibiotics has declined and, instead, sufferers are advised to drink more water in order to flush the urinary tract of the bacteria.
Everyone, but particularly useful for women who are more susceptible to urinary tract infection.
Urine should be checked if the user is experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Frequent need to urinate
- Pain while passing urine
- Cloudy urine with offensive odour
- Pain in the loins, fever or chills
In all cases, users should consult their doctor. No medical decisions should be made without professional advice.
The SELFCheck Urine Infection Test detects three clinically important biomarkers that can indicate a urine infection; protein, nitrites and leucocytes. It is not uncommon for results from different tests to vary in some instances and your doctor will be aware of that and that is why the test strip checks for three different markers rather than just one. There are many reasons for variation between tests which may include;
1) there are many different parameters that your doctor can use to test for a urine infection
2) some markers may remain positive longer than others after treatment with antibiotics especially if there is still inflammation
3) not all tests are as sensitive as the SELFCheck test
After use, all test components can be disposed of in normal household waste.