The liver is the largest glandular organ in the body and it supports almost every other organ in the body - it is vital for survival. The liver has a great capacity to regenerate and is the only organ that can completely heal itself, as little as 25% of a liver can regenerate into a whole liver! A human liver is known to grow back in as little as a week to no more than a few weeks, due to hyptochronatin cells in the remaining liver.
Why do I need this test?
Because of its strategic location and multidimensional functions, the liver is prone to many diseases such as hepatitis A, B, C, E, alcohol damage, fatty liver and cirrhosis. There are over one hundred types of liver disease and they affect over two million people in the UK. This figure may only be the tip of an iceberg as many cases of liver disease remain undiagnosed. This is because your liver is very resourceful and able to work well enough even when it may be damaged. This means that you may often not present' with clear symptoms, or show obvious sign of liver disease or illness.
This simple home screening test can help to identify if there is a problem by checking for Bilirubin and Urobilinogen levels in your urine.
What are Bilirubin and Urobilinogen?
Bilirubin is a compound formed by the breakdown of red blood cells and Urobilinogen is formed from the breakdown of Bilirubin. Elevated levels of either of these could indicate liver disease, especially if both are elevated.
What does this test involve?
Basically, you pee into a pot and dip the test strip into the urine and read the results after 30-60 seconds. Each pack contains 2 test strips so you can repeat the test or if it is negative test your partner or friend too.
Each test strip will test for Bilirubin and Urobilinogen.
How do I read the test result?
The test results are easily read by comparing the colour of the test result against the colours shown on the box. The higher the level of Bilirubin and or Urobilinogen the darker the test result will become. The image below indicates the range of results possible:
The test comes with full instructions in the pack which gives a full interpretation of the test, whatever the combination of results and advises what to do next if any action is required.
- Each test kit contains two single use tests
Proven 98% accuracy in laboratory studies
CE Marked for Home Self Testing
Accurate results in the privacy of your own home
Simple, easy-to-use system
We will package the test in discreet, unmarked packaging