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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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Dipstick test pads tend to be more sensitive to free hemoglobin than to intact red cells.
patent (5) has recently been granted for such a device whereby the control fluid is contained within a thermoplastic pouch that allows for the full immersion of a urinalysis dipstick in only 1.
7% of platelet concentrates had 4+ and 3+ of glucose with dipstick method.
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).
In 2 mixed G1-G9 infections, G9, but not G1 RNA, was recovered, and G1 RNA was recovered from dipstick RNA in addition to G9 from a G9-infected child.
The results of the study in cats showed that when both the urine dipstick and SSA test results were in the trace to 1+ range, the positive results are best confirmed with a more specific-specific ELISA assay.
Analyz= ing chemical and physical properties, the dipstick outputs its data to a ha= nd-held device or computer.
The bioactive dipstick is immersed in a solution containing the test analyte (a substrate for the enzyme) and a Au(III) salt.
Police in north Staffordshire are using dipsticks to test the contents of youngsters' beverages in a bid to combat under age drinking.
Not surprisingly, the risk of ESRD was especially high when both the dipstick test and eGFR were abnormal - 41 times higher than in men with normal results on both tests.
Dipstick results depend on protein concentrations, which are altered by urine volume.