What is a Suresign UTI Test?
This Suresign UTI test allows you to test in the privacy of your own home, and it works by detecting the presence of leukocytes and nitrites in your urine to give you an indication of whether you have a urinary tract infection (UTI). This test is simple and easy to use, giving you results that you can trust in as little as 3 minutes.
How to use this product
To use, collect your urine sample in a clean glass or plastic container. Open the foil pouch and take out the test strip, but don’t touch the test pad. Once opened, you should use the test immediately. Holding the end of the test strip, dip the test strip into the urine sample for 1-2 seconds, ensuring all test pads are fully immersed in the urine.
After this time, remove the test strip from the urine and lay it on a flat surface with the test pads facing upwards. Wait 2 minutes and read the results, but don’t read the results after 3 minutes as they may be inaccurate.
Reading the test results is simple. If both testing pads remain whitish, the test is negative, meaning you probably don’t have a UTI. If a purple result shows, leukocytes have been found in your urine. If a pink result shows, nitrites have been found in your urine.
What causes a UTI?
Women are more likely to develop a UTI because they have a shorter urethra than men, so bacteria has more of a chance to get into the bladder or kidney. The most common reason why you might get a UTI is when the bacteria from poo enters the urinary tract. Other reasons are sex, pregnancy, if you have a catheter inserted, kidney stones, dehydration, a weakened immune system and not keeping the genital area clean and dry.
Are UTIs dangerous?
A UTI itself isn’t dangerous, and most of the time it can be resolved without treatment. However, the main danger of a UTI is that the infection may spread from the bladder to the kidneys, which can be serious if not treated. If your UTI isn’t getting better or your symptoms worsen, speak to your doctor.
Store between 4-30°C in a dry place out of sight and reach of children. Do not use after the expiry date, referring to the last day of the month stated on the packaging. Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste.