- A fast dip-and-read test for the detection of 10 parameters in urine
Rapid Response U10.1-1S100 10 Para (10SG) Urinalysis Reagent Test Strips (Pack of 100)
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|Brand Name||Rapid Response|
|EAN||0722066000380 , 0722066001172|
|Item Weight||2.4 ounces|
|Number of Items||100|
|Overall Length||4.72 inches|
|Overall Width||2.56 inches|
|Temperature Range||36 to 86 Degrees Fahrenheit|
|UPC||722066000380 , 722066001172|
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I can't understand why people complain that the colors run together if you don't hold the strips horizontally. All you have to do is follow the instructions, folks! Hold the strip horizontally! What's the big deal?
It's important to time the test accurately. I use a kitchen minute timer. A certain level of leukocytes in the urine is normal, and you'll get a false positive if you leave the strip for much longer than that. (The test is for leukocytes, not bacteria - leukocytes are white blood cells, which are the body's response to infection.) It's designed to be accurate at two minutes; be attentive to that instruction.
For people prone to chronic UTIs, I highly recommend Cranstat, a blend of herbs and cranberry extract. I take this at first sign of trouble on test strip, and the test always clears in a day or two. Much better for you than repeated use of antibiotics. However, if you wait too long and the infection becomes acute, Cranstat may not work. That's why I test at least once every three days.
I've read some of the other posts concerning accuracy (e.g. someone commented about trace amounts of protein showing up in tap water. I thought that was interesting, so I tried it. My results were somewhere between none and trace (matched neither shade perfectly.
I'd suggest keeping a few things in mind. For one thing, these test strips aren't made to replace certified laboratory tests, or 24 hour urine tests. Secondly, they are very time dependent (when they say check the color after 45 seconds..there is a reason ;-).
Another complaint I read above, is that the colors will bleed. I can promise you that the name brand (costing 2-3 times this amount) will also bleed. My solution to this problem is to immediately blot the excess urine(along the side of the strip) with a tissue, or a cotton pad.
All in all..I don't think the name brand is worth 2-3 times as much
There are a few tricks I've used to make them work the best. First off, I never dip the entire strip into the sample and I always do the test on a paper towel. I pull up the sample with a syringe and do one drop onto each box of the strip. After that, I turn the strip on it's side so that the edge of each box is touching the paper towel for just a second to get the excess urine off. If you submerge the strip in the sample, sometimes things can run together and it can invalidate some results. Second of all, the specific gravity is not very reliable in these tests so I would not use them specifically for that.
The last tip I can give is to make sure you read the results at the given times.
The only negative I can say about this product is that I wish they sold them in smaller quantities because it's highly unlikely for someone to be able to use an entire bottle in just 3 months! However, in my case the price of a whole bottle is less than even one urinalysis at my vet clinic!
I like that I can see that I'm normal in everything else. Considering you get 100 strips, the price difference between this and ketone-only strips is really worth it.
I can speak to the accuracy of the specific gravity and the ketone tests. When I've been really good on low carb the test definitely shows it. And when I'm dehydrated (more concentrated urine) the test also detects that. It shows what I expect.
I think these are great strips to have. If you're on low carb, spend the extra dollars and just find out how you're doing in so many other ways. It's great to regularly get the same data you'd get if you went to a lab. I'd probably keep these around even if I weren't on low-carb. Take one every month or whatever just as a checkup.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Shipped very quickly. Product was sealed and wrapped for protection.
Remember there are lots here to use and they do have an expiration date to use them up. Read more
I bought this because my vet was wanting to check my cat's urine periodically (Yes, I heard the strips can be used on cats). This enabled me to check it at home more conveniently. Read morePublished on September 18, 2013 by Kristin Lundberg
for helping my family self diagnose diabetes when no doctor would. This convinced them to look further. Read morePublished on September 17, 2013 by Emily Goodwill
Gives a good overview in an easy to use way. The blood test part is very sensitive and can detect UTIs before symptoms appear. Read morePublished on September 16, 2013 by A. Scientist
Easy to use packaging with color scales right on the bottle for easy reading. This is a very comprehensive product providing 11 parameters for monitoring your healthPublished on September 14, 2013 by Amazon Customer
These work great, definitely helpful to dab the extra pee on a piece of tissue. Way cheaper than other similar items.Published on September 13, 2013 by Susie
They are not my favorite. I find them a challenge. They are difficult for me to figure out the results. They dry out quickly so the color read can be iffy.Published on September 8, 2013 by The Mimi
Compared to some other products of this type, it does far more tests, and it is much less expensive. You can't ask for much more than that.Published on September 3, 2013 by Tom
The strips seem accurate to previous tests I have had done at the clinic. I wish it had a test for sodium levels.Published on September 2, 2013 by N O