Features of Diastix Reagents Strips
Strips for Urinalysis provides a fast, convenient way of testing urine for the
presence of glucose.
Diastix is a firm plastic strip with a test area made
of special chemicals. When dipped in urine, this test area changes colour according
to the amount of glucose in the urine.
fresh urine specimen in a clean, dry container
- Remove one strip from
bottle and replace cap.
- Dip test area of strip in urine and remove
immediately. (alternatively, wet the test area by passing strip through urine
- Tap edge of strip against container or clean, dry surface
to remove excess urine.
- Compare test area to Colour Chart exactly
10 seconds after wetting. Ignore colour changes that occur after 10 seconds.
If you are diabetic
or using diastix to measure your own urine glucose it may be useful to read our
article on monitoring
your blood glucose level. There are some
occassions where using a blood glucose meter may be the better choice (as described
in the article).