The liver is an organ in the abdomen is responsible for many roles within the body including, bile production, excretion of bilirubin, cholesterol, hormones, and drugs. In addition to the metabolism of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates among other roles. As you can imagine, it’s important to maintain the wellbeing of your liver.
The health of your liver can be affected by hepatitis A, B, C, E, excessively high-fat diet, alcohol damage, fatty liver and cirrhosis.
This test detects abnormal levels of bilirubin in your urine. Elevated levels of these cane indicate damage and disease of the liver. Urobilinogen is normally present in low concentrations in urine, whereas bilirubin should not be found in the urine. The presence of bilirubin and elevated levels of urobilinogen. However, if these start to rise along with other symptoms of liver disease this may indicate poor liver health
What does the kit include?
This kit contains:
1 foil containing 2 test strips included in this pack.
The kit contains everything you need for a singular test measurement. If you are missing any of the components above, please contact our customer service team.
How do I use the kit?
1) Dip the strip into the urine up to the test area, ensuring all reagent pads are fully immersed. Dip for no more than two seconds.
2) Draw the edge of the strip along the brim of the vessel to remove excess urine; at this time, don’t make the test areas touched to the brim of the vessel.
Turn the strip on its side and tap once on a piece of absorbent material to remove any remaining urine; Excessive urine on the strip may cause the interaction of chemicals between adjacent reagent pads, so that an incorrect result may occur.
3) Compare the colours of the reagent pads exactly after 60 seconds (Leukocytes after 90~120 seconds) with the colour chart on the vial label under good light. While comparing, keep the strip horizontally to prevent possible mixing of chemicals when excessive urine is present.
Test results should be read at 60 seconds but no longer than 2 minutes as this could give an inaccurate reading.
The results comparison chart for urobilinogen shows a line of 5 colours starting with 2 normal results and then three positive ranges which get darker the higher the levels detected. The readings read from, 0.1 mg/dl or 16mmol/L, 2mg/dl or 33mmol/L, 4mg/dl or 66mmol/L, and lastly 8mg/dl or 131mmol/L these are indicated by a peach colour through to dark pink.
The results comparison chart for bilirubin shows a line of 4 colours starting with a negative result and then three positive ranges which get darker the higher the levels detected.
Compare the strip to the colour comparison chart. Compare each test individually, if the colour pad on the strip is the same colour as the negative reading on the comparison chart then no urobilinogen or bilirubin has been detected in your urine.
If there is a small change of colour, repeat the test again the following day and if a similar result appears again then you should consult your doctor for advice. A high level means that the test has found excess urobilinogen or bilirubin in your urine. This does not always mean that you have a liver condition. However, it is very important that you visit your doctor to discuss your test result.
If the result was negative this means at this time no excess urobilinogen or bilirubin was found in your urine. If the result is negative and you do not have any symptoms, you do not need to do anything else. If the results are outside the normal levels, consult your doctor.