URS-14 Urine Test Strips
Use the 14-in-1 results from the URS-14 Urine Test Strips to monitor your health in between hair analyses! These test strips perfectly complement a Nutritional Balancing program. Discover what it means for your health when certain components appear in urine. This is a fast and simple process that makes it convenient to keep a constant eye on your health status.
1. Place strip for 1-2 seconds in urine mid-stream.
2. Shake off any excess liquid, then wait 15 seconds.
3. Compare test strip colors to the bottle's color chart.
Results will be based on the following:
Ketone: High ketone levels in urine may represent diabetes, or diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in those who are already diabetic. Those with type 1 or 2 diabetes are normally tested for ketone in their urine. People with diabetes and high levels of ketone may not receive the necessary insulin to transfer sugar from the blood to cells for energy. This may cause hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar, which can then lead to further complications, including nerve damage, stroke, heart disease, and vision problems, if not treated. Somewhat high levels could result when a person with diabetes missed an insulin shot. They should take it as soon as possible, then try the test again in a few hours.
Apart from diabetes, ketone could also be present in your urine due to pregnancy, chronic vomiting or diarrhea, vigorous exercise, infection, pneumonia, burns, heart attack, high fever, hyperthyroidism, eating disorder, low carb diet, alcohol abuse, fasting, sepsis, stroke, and/or nursing without adequate nutrition.
Bilirubin: Elevated bilirubin levels in urine could be a sign of liver damage or a liver condition, such as hepatitis,, inadequate liver function, or blockage in the structures that move bile from the liver.
Leukocytes: High leukocytes levels in urine can occur due to inflammation in the kidneys or urinary tract. Leukocyte esterase is an enzyme in white blood cells, and a small amount of white blood cells are usually found in urine with a negative test result. A noticeable increase in white blood cells will lead to a positive test result. A bacterial urinary tract infection, such as a bladder or kidney infection, is the most common source of leukocyturia, or white blood cells in urine. A person who is pregnant has an increased chance of developing a problem, such as a urinary tract infection (UTI). A pelvic tumor, kidney stones, or some type of blockage in the urinary tract, are other causes for leukocytes in urine.
Nitrite: High nitrite levels in urine can indicate an urinary tract infection (UTI), due to bacteria in the urinary tract. A UTI can occur even without high nitrite levels on a urine test since bacteria do not always convert nitrates into nitrites.
Urobilinogen: High urobiliongen levels in urine can mean there is a liver conditions, including a viral hepatitis, cirrhosis, damage due to toxic substances, or conditions associated with hemolytic anemia. Low or nonexistent levels of urobiliogen in the urine of a person with urine bilirubin and/or liver dysfunction could mean there is hepatic of biliary obstruction.
Protein: High levels of protein in urine may imply a kidney problem. The person may have proteinuria, which can be temporary or continuous, as the result of stress, exercise, cold exposure, fever, or aspirin therapy. Low levels or slight increases of protein in the urine is no reason to worry.
Creatinine: Creatinine levels differ depending on gender, age, and health history. Elevated levels in the urine can show damaged kidney function or kidney disease.
Calcium: High levels of calcium in urine may reveal hyperparathyroidism, idiopathic hypercalciuria, milk-alkali syndrome, renal tubular acidosis, sarcoidosis, kidney failure, vitamin D intoxication, or use of loop diuretics. Unusually low calcium in the urine can represent vitamin D deficiency, hypoparathyroidism, malabsorption disorders, or use of thiasize diuretics.
pH: The pH level shows how much acid is in the urine. Urine is often slightly acidic, and the kidneys have an important role to maintain the body's acid-base balance. A condition that produces acids or bases, or experiencing ingestion of acidic or basic foods, can directly impact the urine's pH. A kidney or urinary tract disorder could be the cause for abnormal levels. Some substances may form crystals when they are dissolved in urine that is acidic. Other substances form crystals when the urine is basic. The higher above 7 that a pH level is, the more basin the urine; the lower the level is below 7, the more acidic the urine is. A kidney stone may form if crystals develop at the same time urine is produced in the kidneys.
Blood: Blood in the urine may suggest kidney infection or damage, kidney or bladder cancer, kidney or bladder stones, or a blood disorder. While it is not normal to find blood in urine, it also is not unusual and should not cause any concern. Medications or recent vigorous exercise could result in blood in the urine. Further testing is recommended.
Glucose: High levels of glucose in urine can specify an extraordinary high level of glucose in the blood. There may also be a reduction in the renal threshold. At certain concentrations of blood glucose levels, the kidneys eliminate glucose into the urine to lower blood concentrations. If the threshold concentration is reduce, glucose enters the urine quicker at lower blood glucose concentrations. Other causes for glucose in urine include liver disease, hormonal disorders, pregnancy, or medications.
Specific Gravity: Specific Gravity represents how concentrated urine is, and compares the amount of substances found in urine with the amount pure water. For example, no substances would yield a measure of 1.000, which is pure water. It is not possible to achieve a 1.000 reading, but someone who drinks an excessive amount of water over a short period of time, or receives an IV infusion of huge volumes of fluid, may have a specific gravity measure that is close to pure water. High levels of specific gravity in urine can be a sign of dehydration. There may be additional substances, such as glucose, bilirubin, protein, red blood cells, white blood cells, bacteria, or crystals, and can represent infection, kidney disease, and/or brain injuries.
Microalbumin: High levels of microalbumin can indicate early or advanced kidney disease. It can also relate to blood in the urine, fever, medications, fever, or vigorous exercise.
Ascorbate: High levels of ascorbate, or Vitamin C, in urine is normal when the body consumes enough. Vitamin C is a very powerful reducing agent contained in different foods and high amounts, so is presence in urine may result in large interference and produce false negative results. An ascorbate indicator on a urine test helps lower the risk of false results, regarding conditions that relate to blood or glucose.