Women will be offered a dipstick
urine test used by GPs with a smartphone app that can accurately scan the sample by following the instructions of a virtual nurse.
While the family physicians may use the dipstick test to diagnose an infection based on clinical signs and symptoms, the hospital-based physicians may order a dipstick
test to screen a patient, and then follow up with quantitative culture.
This award will allow ATD to further develop a dipstick
for the detection of acetaminophen protein adducts in human blood," ATD's Laura James said in a news release.
You guessed it, "a dipstick." At that moment, the pride was gone and I felt like a "dipstick."
Well the flight was good, my friend had the time of his life, pride was back and luckily there was another L-5 on the field from which I could ah, borrow, a dipstick and have one made at a machine shop.
Dipstick: Because you're a Dipstick
; see definition above.
A dipstick for a woman with 3.2 g of protein in 1,500 cc/day of urine will report 20 mg/dL of protein, erroneously suggesting that only a trace of protein is present.
"It is possible that a physician may choose to admit the patient, order the lab, and get a dipstick the next morning before seeing the protein level in a timed collection of urine.
(31) Based on the results of these studies and the recommendations of other groups, it is reasonable to reserve urine protein testing (using a more accurate method than a dipstick
) for women with an elevated blood pressure.
As reported in the open-access journal PloS Medicine, colleagues at the Centre de Recherche Medicale et Sanitaire in Niger have developed a dipstick
test to identify and differentiate the four types of bacteria that cause meningitis.
test has been developed that can detect this excess with a color reaction.
Whether a dipstick
test alone is accurate enough in screening for bacteriuria is moot.
Study findings indicated that most of the sediment abnormalities missed by a dipstick screening program were of no clinical significance.3
Half of our urinalysis specimens were normal on a dipstick screen.
Several authors from medium to large hospitals have calculated that a dipstick urinalysis screening program yields annual direct-cost savings in the $10,000 range.2, 3 These estimates do not include the cost of unrevealing follow-up studies prompted by sediment abnormalities that do not reflect any underlying pathology.