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What is a Clinitek machine?

What is a Clinitek machine?

The CLINITEK Status®+ Analyzer is an automated point-of-care urinalysis analyzer that aids in the assessment, diagnosis, and monitoring of chronic conditions. It is the only dual-purpose point-of-care analyzer for urinalysis testing and urine hCG pregnancy testing.

What machine is used for urinalysis?

A urine analyser is a device used in the clinical setting to perform automatic urine testing. The units can detect and quantify a number of analytes including bilirubin, protein, glucose and red blood cells.

How does a urine analyzer work?

The instrument produces a monolayer of urine sediment by centrifugation in a special cuvette. The sediment is analyzed by a bright field microscope and digital camera to capture and categorize 15 particle images based upon size and shape using image processing software.

Why do we do urinalysis?

It’s used to detect and manage a wide range of disorders, such as urinary tract infections, kidney disease and diabetes. A urinalysis involves checking the appearance, concentration and content of urine. For example, a urinary tract infection can make urine look cloudy instead of clear.

What are the types of urine tests?

Examples of specific urinalysis tests that may be done to check for problems include:

  • Red blood cell urine test.
  • Glucose urine test.
  • Protein urine test.
  • Urine pH level test.
  • Ketones urine test.
  • Bilirubin urine test.
  • Urine specific gravity test.

What are normal urine dipstick results?

Normal urinary proteins values are less than 150 mg/d and are undetectable using urinary dipstick. The urinary dipstick only detects the presence of albumin and no other proteins. When urinary protein values exceed 300-500 mg/d, the dipstick test result becomes positive.

Is Clinitek status waived?

Offers a comprehensive point-of-care urinalysis menu for routine testing, detection of early kidney disease and hCG pregnancy testing. CLIA-waived.

What is the test principle of Clinitek Status Analyzer?

The CLINITEK Status Connect System performs a “self-test” and calibration each time you power on the system. The analyzer performs an automatic calibration each time you run a test. The white calibration bar (on the test table) provides NIST traceable calibration.

What’s the difference between urine dipstick and urinalysis?

Using a urine dipstick test instead of urinalysis to detect urinary tract infection (UTI) can decrease the time needed to make a diagnosis; however, the diagnostic accuracy of urine dipsticks varies, depending on the standards used. Many experts have recommended urinalysis to confirm urine dipstick test results.

Can urine test show kidney problems?

A urinalysis can help to detect a variety of kidney and urinary tract disorders, including chronic kidney disease, diabetes, bladder infections and kidney stones. This may be done as part of a urinalysis or by a separate dipstick test.

What is normal pH of urine?

Normal Results The normal values range from pH 4.6 to 8.0. The examples above are common measurements for results of these tests. Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories. Some labs use different measurements or test different samples.

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