How it works
IcleTest is designed to pick up invisible traces of blood in your urine.
The test is based on the pseudo-peroxidase activity of the haem moiety of haemoglobin and myoglobin in blood. The chromogen on the test strip (yellow part) is oxidized by a hydroperoxide in the presence of haem and changes colour from Yellow to Green/Blue.
When ordering an IcleTest test, you will receive a test-at-home kit with a set of instructions. Please read the instructions before use.
What it can detect
Blood in your pee is often invisible to the naked eye and can be a sign of several conditions including:
Understanding the test
IcleTest tests for unseen blood in your urine.
Test result may provide information regarding the status of kidney infections, kidney stones, urethritis, cystitis, enlarged prostate gland, prostate / bladder / kidney cancers.
The test is based on the Pseudo-peroxidase activity of the haem moiety of haemoglobin and myoglobin in blood. The chromogen on the test strip (yellow part) is oxidized by a hydroperoxide in the presence of haem and changes colour from Yellow to Green/Blue. Ingredients; Cumene Hydroperoxide 12mg, o-Tolidine 35mg
No, hemoglobin is not normally detectable in urine. If any change in colour is noticed having conducted the test then seek medical assistance to determine cause.
Health problems related to traces of unseen blood in urine
Visible urinary bleeding may be a sign of advanced kidney, bladder or prostate cancer. Unfortunately, you might not have signs or symptoms in the early stages, when these cancers are more treatable.
These occur when bacteria enter your body through the urethra and multiply in your bladder. Symptoms can include a persistent urge to urinate, pain and burning with urination, and extremely strong-smelling urine. For some people, especially older adults, the only sign of illness might be microscopic blood in the urine.
These can occur when bacteria enter your kidneys from your bloodstream or move from your ureters to your kidney(s). Signs and symptoms are often similar to bladder infections, though kidney infections are more likely to cause a fever and flank pain.
The minerals in concentrated urine sometimes form crystals on the walls of your kidneys or bladder. Over time, the crystals can become small, hard stones. The stones are generally painless, so you probably won't know you have them unless they cause a blockage or are being passed. Then there's usually no mistaking the symptoms — kidney stones, especially, can cause excruciating pain. Bladder or kidney stones can also cause both gross and microscopic bleeding.
The prostate gland — which is just below the bladder and surrounding the top part of the urethra — often enlarges as men approach middle age. It then compresses the urethra, partially blocking urine flow. Signs and symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH) include difficulty urinating, an urgent or persistent need to urinate, and either visible or microscopic blood in the urine. Infection of the prostate (prostatitis) can cause the same signs and symptoms.
Microscopic urinary bleeding is a common symptom of glomerulonephritis, an inflammation of the kidneys' filtering system. Glomerulonephritis may be part of a systemic disease, such as diabetes, or it can occur on its own. Viral or strep infections, blood vessel diseases (vasculitis), and immune problems such as IgA nephropathy, which affects the small capillaries that filter blood in the kidneys (glomeruli), can trigger glomerulonephritis
Icle Test Limited does not practice medicine or provide medical services or advice. The contents of this package (The IcleTest DIY Men's Health Blood in Urine Test) are not intended to be a substitute or replacement for medical advice or for a medical examination by a qualified healthcare professional. The IcleTest DIY Men's Health Blood in Urine Test is intended to be an aid to early diagnosis of Men's health issues only and is not intended to provide a diagnosis of any specific medical condition; It is intended only to detect blood in urine. A negative result should not be relied on in substitution for medical advice or for a medical examination by a qualified healthcare professional. If the test is positive please arrange to see a qualified healthcare professional