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Urine test strips, best ones UK

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I've been looking for urine test strips and now confused. A company called insight appears to do good test strips for ok money. I want to keep an eye on my urine and check for invisible blood in it. Do you use an strips for that reason and if so which ones do you find accurate and at a reasonable price. I had a bladder review due but it may be delayed by at least 6 months becuse of Covid so rather than go to the GP, I want to do it myself. Thanks.

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  • HappibunniHappibunni Forumite
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    Why not hand a sample in to your GP for testing? If you have a history of haematuria then it is something your GP should be keeping an eye on. I appreciate there are limitations in GP service provision at the moment but for something this important surgeries are still accessible.
  • sweetsandsweetsand Forumite
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    Thanks, Happi but I'm trying to avoid people contact.
  • suejb2suejb2 Forumite
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    Does your GP or authority have this? GPS are actively encouraging patients to use surgeries now to keep on top of existing conditions. 
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    I can just hand a sample over the counter  at the surgery and  I will get the result by phone. Previously I popped it though the letter box , with a note of what it was for, as they did not open before I left for work.
    I have read that it is not easy to read the strips yourself.
     
  • HappibunniHappibunni Forumite
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    Appreciate you want to minimise contact Sweetsand. Labelling a container with your details, pop a note in with it explaining why you want it tested and deliver to your surgery - through letterbox if necessary - is the most effective way of having it tested efficiently. If you buy test sticks and find blood (or anything else for that matter) what do you do next? If tested at surgery and abnormalities found at least they can send on for testing at lab.
  • sweetsandsweetsand Forumite
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    Thank you all, I appreciate  the help. My GP is useless, all phone appts
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