Suresign Family Health Screening Test
Why choose the Suresign Family Health Screening Test?
- Easy to Use
- 6 tests provided
- Early detection of possible infections
- Easy to use home test that can be used to give a general indication of health
- Designed to help in the detection of diseases and infections that can effect the kidneys, urinary tract, liver & heart.
- Professional accuracy
- Results in 60 seconds
SURESIGN Family Health Screening Test
Q. How does a family health screening test work?
Our Family Health Screening Test is unique to Suresign. It is a urine based test which detects nitrates, protein, urobilinogen, blood and specific gravity. All of these, if present or present at high levels can indicate illness or infection, mainly relating to the heart, liver, kidneys and urinary tract. Any colour change of the test strip can be compared with the colour chart provided to reveal the results. The Family Health Screening test contains 5 test strips, allowing you to test different members of the family at regular intervals, or when you feel unwell.
Q. When should I use a family health screening test?
The Family Health Screening Test can be used to give a general indication of health and helps in the detection of diseases and infections that can affect the kidneys, urinary tract, liver and heart. The pack contains six strips so that routine testing can be carried out at regular intervals.
What does the Suresign Family Health Screening Screen test for?
Nitrite is not detectable in normal urine. Positive nitrite can be indicative of urinary tract infection.
Up to 14mg/dL of protein may be excreted by a normal kidney. Higher than normal levels of protein in urine may indicate a variety of disorders including diseases of the kidney and urinary tract. In older patients, high protein levels may occasionally indicate heart problems.
Urobilinogen is normally present in low concentrations in urine. High levels of urobilinogen can indicate liver disease or conditions associated with increased breakdown of red blood cells.
The presence of red blood cells or haemoglobin in urine can indicate diseases or damage to the kidneys or urinary tract.
Urine collected a different times of day may vary in specific gravity from 1.003-1.035. Specific gravity equal or less than 1.010 indicates dilute urine and readings equal or greater than 1.025 indicate concentrated urine. Low readings may simply be due to excessive liquid intake and high reading may be due to insufficient drinking causing dehydration. However persistent low readings can be due to kidney problems and continuous high readings can be indicative or underlying clinical problems relating to the kidney and possibly the heart.
Bilirubin is not found in normal urine. The presence of bilirubin in urine is an early indicator of liver disease such as obstruction of the bile duct or hepatitis.
How to use the family health screening test
– Collect a urine sample in a clean dry container and test as soon as possible.
– Open the foil pouch and remove the strip.
– Hold the end of the strip farthest away from the test pads.
– Dip the test pads of the strip completely into fresh urine for 1-2 seconds and remove immediately. Run the edge of the strip against the rim of the urine container to remove excess urine.
– Immediately bring the edge of the strip into contact with an absorbent material.
– Lay the strip with the test pads facing upwards and begin timing.
– After the specified times shown on the colour chart, compare the colour of the test pads with the colour blocks on the colour chart. Hold the strip close to the colour blocks and match carefully. (Results may be read up to 2 minutes after the specified times.)