When nitrites are found during a urine test, further investigation is required to ascertain your true health status. Using a urine test is a quick and inexpensive way to check for nitrite in your urine, and is one of our test kit products that can be done in the privacy of your home.
Normal nitrite range in urine
Nitrite levels in urine
Abnormal nitrite values may indicative of
Urinary tract infection
Further action required if nitrites are found in urine
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Our nitrite urine test strip
Gram-negative bacteria in the urine reduces dietary nitrate to nitrite, forming the basis of this test.
Any degree of uniform pink to red color that appears on the test confirms the presence of nitrite, and indicates a significant bacteriuiria.
The color intensity is not significant, and is not proportional to the number of bacteria present in the urine sample.
Pink spots or pink edges should be interpreted as a negative result.
Prolonged urinary retention in the bladder (at least 4 - 8 hours) is essential to obtain an accurate result.
Sensitivity decreases with frequent micturition and/or increased diuresis; with insufficient dietary nitrate to convert to nitrite; when the bacteria causing the urinary tract infection does not contain the enzyme reductase, as well as urine with a high specific gravity.
For accurate test results, antibiotics should have been discontinued / course completed for at least 3 days before the test is performed.
Sensitivity: 11 umol/dl nitrite
Active reagent: sulfanilamide (1,9% w/w), aminonaphthalene (0,6% w/w)
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Our very affordable 10-in-1 test strips will check your urine for nitrite, glucose, ketones, protein, blood, pH, bilirubin, leucocytes as well as specific gravity. To view our test kit, and to purchase this very affordable test strips, please click here.
Each of these parameters are indicative of different health problems. For further information, please click the links below:
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