Learn how to easily decode urine test strips.
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In this video, we’re going to talk about how to read urine test strips.
If you’re interested in using urine test strips, this video is going to simplify them for you.
Urine test strips are not made to diagnose anything. They are simply there to give you clues to potential irregularities in your body.
Most urine test strips test 10 things:
1. Protein - Too much protein could be a sign of kidney disease, dehydration, intense exercise, or a kidney stone.
2. Leukocytes - High levels could suggest an infection, UTI, or kidney stone.
3. Ketones - A potential sign you’re on a low carb diet, or you have diabetes
4. Glucose - Levels higher than 180 could indicate diabetes.
5. Nitrites - This could be a sign of nitrate-reducing bacteria, such as E. coli or gonorrhea.
6. Blood - Could indicate UTI, intense exercise, or kidney stones.
7. Urobilinogen - Could be a sign of liver damage, cirrhosis, or hepatitis.
8. pH - Levels between 6 and 7.5 could indicate uric acid stones or too much protein.
9. Specific gravity - Highly-concentrated urine could indicate dehydration.
10. Bilirubin - Could be an early sign of liver damage or a blocked bile duct.