SZIO+ UTI Test Strips Kit
Szio+ UTI Test Strips Kit
Test yourself in the privacy of home!
Szio+ UTI Test Strips allow you to test for signs of a Urinary Tract Infection at home, and then follow up with your doctor with the results if necessary. The Szio+ UTI Test Trips Kit contains three individually packaged test strips for easy use.
Szio+ UTI Test Strips are:
- Accurate - Szio+ UTI Test Strips are the same type of UTI tests that most doctors use to diagnose a UTI at their clinics.
- Two tests in one – including Leukocyte (white blood cells) and Nitrite tests – both tests commonly used to diagnose a UTI.
- Quick - Results are available just two minutes after use
- Hygienic - The grip handle is sanitary and easy-to-use
What physicians are saying:
Urogynecologist and Medical Director
Women's Pelvic Health Centre | Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Obstetrics and Gynecologist
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre/Women’s College Hospital
How to typically diagnose a UTI
A urinary tract infection or UTI is a fairly common problem among young and old people alike and typically for females. Either way, anyone can develop this infection, so it is important to know its symptoms to avoid further complication. Listed below are the possible symptoms you need to watch out for.
- Burning sensation when urinating
- Back and lower abdomen pain
- Frequent urge to urinate
- Cloudy urine
- Bloody urine
- Urine with strong odor
- Rectal pain (for men)
If you are experiencing several of these symptoms, it is best to undergo a UTI test to make sure that there really is infection.
The best way to know if you have UTI is to consult a doctor. However, if you would like to do it at home, there are UTI dipsticks (Szio+ Urinary Tract Infection Test Strips) that are available over the counter. These dipsticks work like pregnancy test kits. The kits contain around three urine test strips. You simply need to wet the strips with your urine and wait for 1-2 minutes. Depending on the brand, the urine strips will change color and then you can refer to the chart that comes with the kit to determine if you indeed have UTI.
Even if you test positive on the urine strips, it is still best to get diagnosed by a doctor. Consulting a doctor does not only allow you to verify the results but will also help you get the proper treatment should you really have a UTI. Additionally, if you are symptomatic and test negative, it is still advisable to consult with your doctor.
To determine whether a person has UTI, a urine sample must be collected first. In collecting the sample, the patient is required to wash his/her genital area first to make sure that the bacteria in the genital area will not get caught in the sample. This method is called “clean catch”.
In testing the sample, the doctor will be looking for the levels of white blood cells. High levels of white blood cells may indicate infection. The doctor will also conduct a urine culture to check for bacteria or virus and determine the cause of infection. This is essential in choosing the appropriate treatment for the patient.
If the infection is recurrent, your doctor might require you to undergo several more UTI tests to determine the reason why the infection keeps on recurring. These tests include:
- This procedure will look at how the bladder, urethra and sphincters store and releases urine. By looking at this process, it can be determined if one of these organs are malfunctioning and causing the recurring infection.
- Diagnostic Imaging
- For some cases, diagnostic imaging like ultrasound, X-rays, and CT/MRI scan might be required to assess the health of the urinary tract. CT scan is more detailed than the other imaging technologies as it provides a three-dimensional image of the urinary tract.
- This procedure is a little more complicated than the first two. It will require cutting edge technology as the doctor uses camera lens inserted through the urethra to see inside bladder. During this process, the doctor may remove a small sample of bladder tissue to test for inflammation or cancer which may be causing the recurrent infection.
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