Dip Stick

The dipstick device is the primary testing component of each thin-layer chromatography-based medical device. The dipstick device may come with specific accessory materials such as disposable dropper reagent bottles, disposable reaction cups and/or a disposable cotton swab, depending on the rapid test. For best results, carefully follow test-specific instructions for the preparation of samples, then submerge the dipstick in sample up to the line indicated by the arrows (see picture) for ten seconds. Place the dipstick on a flat surface. Read results at or within five minutes but no later than ten minutes, or at or within ten minutes but no later than fifteen minutes, depending on the test.