This highly accurate kit is designed to detect Microalbuminuria (MAU) in a urine sample, which is indicative of kidney malfunction and abnormalities.
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This kidney health at-home test kit from Newfoundland Diagnostics is an easy and convenient way to monitor the health of your kidneys from the comfort of your own home.
It has been specifically designed to detect levels of microalbuminuria in the urine, which is an indicator of kidney damage.
Microalbuminuria is the name given when small amounts of albumin, a protein normally found in the blood, leak into the urine. This can be a sign of early kidney damage, and if left untreated, can lead to chronic kidney disease or even kidney failure.
By detecting microalbuminuria early, you can take steps to prevent further kidney problems and maintain your overall health.
This at-home Kidney Health Test Kit contains everything you need take your urine test at home.
Inside the box you will find:
1 x set of instructions
1 x test strip
Our home-use kidney test kit is designed to ease some of the uncertainty you may feel if you think that you may have kidney problems. While not a substitute for a full check-up with your GP or specialist, it can be helpful in bringing potential issues to your attention.
These can then be discussed with your doctor, who may recommend further tests.
A positive result that denotes possible issues with your kidney may also inspire you to make certain lifestyle changes, such as limiting your alcohol intake, changing your diet or increasing how often you exercise.
Please allow the test kit to reach room temperature before use. Do not use at extreme temperatures.
Collect a urine specimen in a plastic or glass container. Ensure the container has been thoroughly cleaned and dried.
Remove the test strip from the foil pouch. Use the test strip as soon as possible.
Dip the test strip in the urine sample up to the max line for at least 10-15 seconds. Do not pass the max line. Remove the strip from the specimen container and place it on a non-absorbent, flat surface. Alternatively, you can take the urine sample by urinating directly onto the strip for at least 10-15 seconds. Do not immerse the plastic part of the strip into the midstream.
Wait for the coloured line(s) to appear. Read the result at 3-5 minutes. Do not read the result after 10 minutes.
This test kit can especially be useful for those who have a family history of kidney disease, high blood pressure or diabetes, as these conditions can increase the risk of kidney damage.
By regularly monitoring your kidney health with a home test kit, you may be able to catch potential issues early and take action to prevent further damage.
It is important to note that while this test kit can provide valuable information about your kidney function, it is not a substitute for regular medical check-ups with a healthcare professional. If you receive a positive result from the test, it is important to follow up with your doctor to determine the best course of action.
He/she may recommend a variety of lifestyle changes, including stopping smoking and reducing your alcohol intake, and may suggest you top up any vaccinations you may need (including the flu jab) so as not to put additional strain on your body.