UrinCheck - 7 Parameter - Urine Adulteration - Test Strip
UrinCheck ADT-7 is a rapid test for the determination of diluted or adulterated urine specimens. Read results by comparing colors on the test strip’s reactive pads to the color chart on the bottle label. A central pre-screen for any drug testing program, UrinCheck ADT-7 tests for: creatinine, nitrite, glutaraldehyde, pH, specific gravity,oxidants/bleach, and pyridinium chlorochromate.
Our bodies produce a daily amount of creatinine in relation to our muscle mass. This Creatinine amount can be considered a "constant" in validating normal human urine. A urine specimen with creatinine levels of less than 5 mg/dL is an indication of substitution of other non-urine liquids (ex: apple juice, etc) . These ranges are affected by age, sex, diet, muscle mass and local population distribution. However, samples with a creatinine level of lower than 20mg/dL should be considered diluted.
Normal urinary levels for nitrites should be zero. A positive test for nitrites (pink colored pad) in the urine is called nitrituria and can be attributed to a urinary tract infection (UTI), and many other bacterial infections (E. Coli, Salmonella, Citrobacter, Proteus, Clebsiella, etc.
Glutaraldehyde is an organic compound not normally found in human urine. It is mainly used as a sterilizaton agent and preservative. A positive result for Glutaraldehyde can potentially occur under certain circumstances, such as Ketoacidosis, when the body produces natural ketone bodies, as is the case when under extreme starvation or weight-loss tactics.
A numeric scale used to specify the acidity or basicity of an aqueous solution. This test is especially important when you undergo acidosis. Ranges for pH differs for different biological functions and organs. See table below for quick comparison. Acidic urine is associated with xanthine, cystine, uric acid, and calcium oxalate stones. Alkaline/Basic urine is associated with calcium carbonate, calcium phosphate, and magnesium phosphate stones.
|Granules of chromaffin cells||5.5|
|Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)||7.5|
|Blood (natural pH)||7.34-7.45|
A quick test of your body's water balance to urine analyte concentration. Normal ranges are 1.02 to 1.028, although these can differ under certain situations. A low Specific Gravity is indicative of "diluted" urine containing higher than normal levels of water.
Oxidizing agents mainly affect alcohols in human urine. These agents are not naturally found in the urine. Such agents include hydrogen peroxide, ferricyanide, persulfate, and pyridinium chlorochromate. A positive test indicates potential tampering with a urine sample in hopes to "degrade" urine metabolites to elude urinary tests, such as urine drug testing.