Checks for two key indicators of a urinary tract infection
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Facing symptoms like a burning sensation during urination, frequent urges, or cloudy urine? These are common signs of an Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). Our UTI Test Kit offers a quick, reliable way to confirm your condition, leading to prompt treatment. Don’t let discomfort linger; test early and get relief.
This simple-to-use testing kit requires no medical assistance to undertake and will allow you to confirm whether or not you have a UTI (urinary tract infection) in just two minutes.
It is very easy to worry when you have a UTI, but the truth is that they account for around 8 million visits to the doctor every year in the UK alone.
Contrary to what many people believe, UTIs are not considered to be a sexually transmitted disease – UTIs can be caused by diabetes, constipation, feminine hygiene products, kidney stones, dehydration or ‘holding it in’ for a long time when you needed to urinate.
There is certainly nothing to be embarrassed about if you have a UTI. In many cases, medication (antibiotics) will get rid of the infection within a few days.
Some types of UTIs will go away on their own, and help to deal with discomfort can be provided by over-the-counter painkillers.
Our Home UTI Test Kits contain everything you need to test for UTIs in your own home. Three test strips are provided.
Inside the box you will find:
1 x set of instructions
1 x sealed test pouch containing:
3 x UTI test strips
1 x colour comparison chart to help with analysing the test results
This test kit has been developed to help anyone with UTI-related symptoms such as pain when urinating to find out if they have an infection.
Among the other symptoms that can present themselves with a UTI are the need to urinate more frequently, sudden urges to urinate, pain low down in the stomach, feeling like you’re unable to properly empty your bladder, cloudy, foul-smelling urine and blood in the urine.
These symptoms are most commonly seen with infections of the lower urinary tract. However, infections can also affect other parts of the body that are involved with the creation of urine – these are known as upper UTIs.
In these cases, symptoms may include high temperatures and/or chills, pain in the side or back, confusion and nausea.
Before testing, please allow both the strip and the urine sample to reach room temperature (15-30 degrees). If testing direct from the urine stream, no steps need to be taken to warm the sample.
Take the testing strip out of the sealed pouch. Next, hold the absorbent tip facing down in the urine stream over the toilet. Alternatively, place the absorbent tip directly into a cup of fresh urine that has been collected in a clean vessel. The test pad needs to be completely wet.
Place the absorbent tip onto a paper towel or tissue to remove any excess urine.
Lay the strip with the test pad facing upwards and start timing
Read for nitrates at 1 minute and leukocytes at 2 minutes.
Check the colour of your test strip pads against the colours on the colour chart to identify the test results for each test.
There are many different reasons why people may develop a UTI – in fact, they are one of the most common infections in humans.
MORE ABOUT UTIs AND HOW YOU MAY GET ONE
Doctors treat people with UTIs all the time. The average GP will see dozens – if not hundreds – of cases a year, and in many instances will prescribe antibiotics to clear it up.
While it can be embarrassing to have to see a GP for something affecting your bladder and urine, there is no reason to feel ashamed, as around half of all women will get a UTI in their lifetime. The figure is less for men, but around 3 in 25 men will still get one.
Women are more susceptible to UTIs than men for a number of reasons, including the length of the urethra – it is much shorter in women, meaning bacteria have a shorter journey to infect the bladder.
The menopause also increases risk of a UTI, as does pregnancy.
Among the many reasons why you may get one include not drinking enough fluids, holding in urine for prolonged periods, diabetes, catheters, enlarged prostates and kidney stones.