- For in vitro diagnostic use; tests for protein in the urine
- Test results may provide information on kidney function
- Ready to use upon removal from the bottle; disposable reagent strip
- No additional laboratory equipment necessary for testing
- Please read all label information on delivery
How do test protein content in Urine on a daily basis?
To test your urine on a daily basis, use a simple test kit containing a urine testing strip that you dip into a fresh sample of your urine. Follow the instructions on the kit and find the results by matching the color of the strip to the color blocks on the container.
Record your results in a notebook or log, along with your blood pressure and whether swelling (edema) is present. Notify your health professional of your results as often as needed. You can also take your notebook and results with you to each doctor's visit.
Who needs to check protein in the Urine?
People who are at increased risk for kidney disease should have this test as part of routine checkups by a healthcare provider. Those at increased risk include:
People with diabetes
People with high blood pressure
People with a family history of kidney failure
People who are 65 years or older
What are the symptoms of kidney disease?
Most people with kidney disease do not have symptoms unless the disease is very advanced. However, you may feel:
Shortness of breath
Needing to urinate more often
Fatigue (feeling tired)
Nausea and vomiting
Dry, itchy skin.
For more information:
Speak to your healthcare provider