Home Kidney Health Test Kit
Kidney disease is a disease where the kidneys stop functioning normally. The most common cause of kidney disease is diabetes. Other causes of kidney disease are kidney stones, an immune disorder called systemic lupus erythematosus, uncontrolled high blood pressure and drugs.
These tests will test for Creatinine, Protein and Specific Gravity to be used as an aid to evaluate kidney function.
How do I read the test result?
The test results are easily read by comparing the colour of the test result against the colours shown on the accompanying colour chart.
This Kidney Function Test provides dip-and-read test strips that are intended for use to check for Creatinine, Protein and Specific Gravity in urine specimens as an aid in the diagnosis of kidney diseases and problems. The test provides results by the visual comparison with the enclosed colour chart. If you obtain an abnormal result with the first strip, repeat the test using another strip.
The test comes with full instructions in the pack which gives a full interpretation of the test, whatever the combination of results and advises what to do next if any action is required.
In the early stages of a kidney disease, people do not usually feel sick at all. If it gets worse, sufferers may experience any of the following symptoms:
- Need to urinate more often or less often.
- Feel tired or itchy (unable to relax).
- Loss of appetite/experiencing nausea and vomiting.
- Hands or feet may swell or feel numb.
- Drowsiness or have trouble concentrating.
- Darkening of the skin.
- Muscle cramps (a painful and involuntary muscle contraction).
The kits are in two different variants, you can select the number of tests you would like to purchase from the dropdown menu.
- 2 Pack: 1 foil containing 2 test strips.
Warning and Precautions
NOTE: DO NOT TAKE ANY MEDICAL DECISION WITHOUT CONSULTING YOUR DOCTOR.
For in vitro diagnostic use only.
Once the pouch has been opened, the remaining strip remains stable for up to 30 days as long as the pouch is immediately re-sealed.
STORAGE AND HANDLING
Store in a cool, dry place at temperatures between 2℃ ~ 30℃. Do not store the strips in a refrigerator or freezer. Store away from moisture and light. As long as the foil pouch has not been opened, the product is stable up to the expiry date printed on the foil. Do not touch test areas of urine reagent strips. Do not open foil pouch until ready to use. All test strips will need to be used immediately once the foil has been opened.