RENAL FUNCTION | PREVENTION
Renal function self-monitoring test
Nefro test® is a self-check test to determine normal kidney function through the easy & reliable determination of albumin in the urine. It mainly concerns diabetic, hypertensive patients and is an indicator of cardiovascular risk, while its self-check & preventive determination is internationally recommended.
Read the instructions before proceeding with the test
INTERPRETATION OF RESULTS
POSITIVE: 1. The color intensity of the test line (“T”) is weaker than that of the control line (“C”). The test result means that the concentration of MAU in the urine sample is above 20 mg/L.
2. The control line (“C”) appears in the test window, but the test line (“T”) is not visible. The test result means that the concentration of MAU in the urine sample is more than 200 mg/L.
Attention: Here NO line or Weaker line in the test window means a POSITIVE result!
NEGATIVE: The color intensity of the test line (“T”) is stronger than that of the control line (“C”). The test result means that the concentration of MAU in the urine sample is lower than 15 mg/L.
INVALID: The test is invalid if the control line (“C”) is not visible at five minutes. The test failed or the test procedure was not followed correctly. Verify the test procedure and repeat with a new test strip.
In every result you should inform and cooperate with your Doctor, thus all together following the international medical protocols,
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What should I know about Nefro test®?
What is microalbuminuria?
It is the increase of a protein called albumin in the urine. It appears in our urine when there is a malfunction in the kidneys.
Why should the presence of albumin in the urine be checked with the application of the Nefro Test?
The presence of albumin in the urine is closely related to kidney dysfunction. At the same time, it is an indicator that informs us of possible cardiovascular damage, so, with a positive answer, we immediately contact our doctor for further investigation and adjustment of our treatment.
Why, if I have hypertension, should I check the presence of albumin in my urine by doing the Nefro test?
The determination of albumin in the urine occupies an important position in the modern guidelines at a global level in the medical community and is a factor in the prognosis, i.e. prevention, of cardiovascular risk in patients who have hypertension as well as in patients with diabetes. The frequent check-up prevents the adjustment of my treatment always in collaboration with my doctor.
Why, if I have diabetes, should I check the presence of albumin in my urine by doing the Nefro test?
If I have diabetes, I need to pay close attention to my kidney function. One way is to measure the presence of albumin in my urine. This way I know that the treatment I am following has the maximum possible effectiveness and I am not at risk of future kidney damage.
Patients with diabetes are tested frequently and in case of a positive result they need to inform their doctor directly.
The next steps of the tests will help to avoid a future kidney damage.
What do I do if I see a positive result on the Nefro Test?
I should get in touch with my doctor for further testing and more specific measurement and diagnosis of my kidney function. My doctor will direct me properly so that we can anticipate and evaluate the result better.
What should I watch out for when reading the results of the Nefro Test?
The Nefro Test is a simple highly reliable self-test, with which we can quickly get a result.
It wants attention in reading the result. We evaluate as a positive result, when we have no line in the line in position T, i.e. second line (it is exactly the opposite reading from the results in the Covid tests that we are all used to doing).
Caution! We carefully read the instructions on the back of the box and also on the enclosed product instruction sheet.
Ref: Hypertension 15,2-3 112-119 2006
Guidelines commit of European Society of Hypertension-European Society of Cardiology guidelines for the management of arterial hypertension
J Hypertens 2003;21:1091-10053
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