Why is morning urine the best for testing?
Bacteria require time to convert nitrates to nitrites. Testing in the morning, assuming you have slept for at least four hours without urinating, allows the bacteria sufficient time to complete the c…
What does a positive result mean?
When used properly, Clarify can detect that you may have a UTI. Clarify tests for both leukocytes (white blood cells) and nitrites. These tests performed together are more effective for detecting a U…
Can I get a positive result even though I do not have a UTI?
No. However, the white blood cell (leukocyte) portion of the test can be positive if: The genital area is not cleaned thoroughly;. There is vaginal discharge or menstrual blood in the urine; or. If t…
How should I store Clarify?
Clarify should be stored at room temperature (59°-86°F) and away from direct sunlight. Do not refrigerate and do not store in the bathroom (due to moisture from the shower and fluctuating heat).
How does the nitrite test relate to a UTI?
Certain bacteria change nitrate, found in most urine, to nitrite. This change does not happen naturally in the urine. As a result, if the nitrite test is positive, it means that you have bacteria in…
Will common foods, alcohol, or medications affect my test results?
Most substances will not interfere with the test. However, some medications, like Soothe, can affect the color of your urine, making it difficult to properly match the colors. For example, if you tak…
Why is there more than one possible color for a positive UTI test result? Does a darker colored test result mean I have a more severe UTI?
No. Each person's body chemistry is unique and will create a different shade of color on the test pads. There are several possible positive results.
Does Clarify detect STDs, HIV, cancer, protein, yeast or sugar in the urine?
Clarify will not identify anything other than the presence of white blood cells (Leukocytes) and nitrites in the urine. These are indications that you might have a UTI.
How do I interpret my Clarify results?
Use the following table to determine what your test results mean. Remember, they are only one piece of information your doctor needs in order to treat you. RESULTS Recommendations Leukocytes (LEU) Ni…
How does the white blood cell (leukocyte) test relate to a UTI?
White blood cells, also called leukocytes, are produced by the body in response to the presence of an infection.
If I am taking an antibiotic, will it affect the UTI test?
Your healthcare professional may recommend that you test your urine again after completing the antibiotic treatment. If the Clarify’s test strip result is positive, contact your healthcare profession…
What does a spotty result mean?
Most likely the urine sample test was contaminated. We recommend testing again, making sure the sample is clean and free of soap, vaginal discharge, menses or some other contaminant.
Can men use Clarify?
Yes! Clarify works the same way for men as it does for women.
Can I use Clarify during my menstrual cycle?
This is not recommended because traces of menses can produce a false positive white blood cell (leukocyte) result.
Can I use Clarify while taking Uqora’s other products?
We do not recommend using Clarify while taking Soothe or Uqora Target. Soothe contains phenazopyridine hydrochloride, an orange organic dye. This dye enters the urine to take effect and relieve UTI p…
What are the limits of Clarify’s UTI test?
Under certain conditions, you may get a negative result even though you have a UTI. If your infection is caused by bacteria that does not change nitrate to nitrite, if your diet does not include nitr…
What should I tell my doctor if I get a positive result?
You should tell your doctor that your Uqora Clarify UTI test strip results are positive for nitrites and/or white blood cells (leukocytes).