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Low-Cost, Volume-Controlled Dipstick Urinalysis for Home-Testing

Low-Cost, Volume-Controlled Dipstick Urinalysis for Home-Testing

Article DOI: 10.3791/61406-v 06:55 min May 8th, 2021
May 8th, 2021



Dipstick urinalysis is a quick and affordable method of assessing one’s personal state of health. We present a method to perform accurate, low-cost dipstick urinalysis that removes the primary sources of error associated with traditional dip-and-wipe protocols and is simple enough to be performed by lay users at home.



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