Aims and objectives

Theory and background

Urine collection

Documenting results

DO…

  • Check expiry date on container before use
  • Replace cap & Store strips in a cool, dry place
  • Read instruction on pack insert
  • Time accurately for each test on the strip
  • Dispose of ALL waste appropriately AND WASH YOUR HANDS AGAIN
  • Document in full in black pen – including negative findings
  • Report abnormal results

IF it isn’t recorded IT wasn’t DONE

Do not…

  • Transfer strips to another pack
  • Prolong dipping of test strip (1 second is enough)
  • Hold the stick vertically after dipping
  • Touch the test zone with fingers
  • Contaminate your pen or the patient notes with urine.

References and other useful resources