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dipstick

a graduated rod or strip dipped into a container to indicate the fluid level

dipstick

[′dip‚stik]
(engineering)
A graduated rod which measures depth when dipped in a liquid, used, for example, to measure the oil in an automobile engine crankcase.

dipstick

A graduated scale in the form of a stick to measure oil or fluid level.
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It follows that a single-use dipper style control, with extended RT stability, would be the ideal solution for urinalysis dipsticks QC performed at the point-of-care, particularly if the large volume requirement can be significantly reduced.
20 In our study, we found a positive correlation between glucose determined by dipstick and glucose determined by Roche Kit and, pH (Figure-1 and 2, Table-4).
The leucocyte esterase dipstick test was positive in 11 culture-positive cases, whereas the nitrite dipstick test was positive in 33 culture-positive cases (Table 2).
Using ELISA as the gold standard, the microscopic analysis had a slightly higher specificity and positive predictive value (PPV), indicating greater confidence in positive test results relative to the dipstick method (Table 2).
We chose 18 rotavirus-positive clinical samples with which to study the feasibility of recovering molecular information from dipsticks.
Using a suitable tool, make the old range markings on the front side of the dipstick unreadable.
Analyzing chemical and physical properties, the dipstick outputs its data to a handheld device or computer.
Proteinuria determined by dipstick in pregnancy is common and a poor predictor for preeclampsia with a positive predictive value between 2% and 11%.
The results by dipstick determination were nearly identical to the expected values [expected (dipstick determinations): 0 cells added (12 negative tests by dipstick), 6.
Researchers agree that urine dipsticks provide high negative predictive values for excluding diagnosis of UTI.
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