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Urinary strips for proteins: easy to do but difficult to read! Volume 76, issue 6, Novembre-Décembre 2018

Authors
Etienne Cavalier Pour le groupe de travail SFBC, SFNDT, SNP « Actualités sur les protéinuries » 3
1 Université de Liège, Service de néphrologie-dialyse-transplantation rénale, CHU Sart Tilman (CHU ULg), Liège, Belgique
2 Laboratoire de biochimie, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Nantes, France
3 Université de Liège, Service de chimie médicale, CHU Sart Tilman (CHU ULg), Liège, Belgique
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  • Key words: urinary strips, urinary protein, urinary albumin
  • DOI : 10.1684/abc.2018.1388
  • Page(s) : 617-26
  • Published in: 2018

Urine is an easily accessible biological fluid. This availability makes it tempting for a direct analysis of urinary parameters by physicians. Urinary proteins, that are interesting markers for several pathologies, are detected by urinary strips, rapidly and at a low cost. However, to ensure an optimal use of urinary strips, one may be familiar to their characteristics and their limits.

This paper details the available urinary strips used for the detection of urinary proteins and urinary albumin, as well as their analytical performances in clinical conditions such as pregnancy, chronic renal disease, diabetes or for the screening of general populations.