Are At-Home UTI Tests Accurate?

UTIs are one of the most common bacterial infections among all adults. If you haven't had one yet, you most likely will, but consider yourself lucky. UTIs are generally more common in women (thanks to our anatomy), and about 25% of women who've already had a urinary tract infection get recurring UTIs within a year. If you are experiencing symptoms like frequent urination, burning while peeing, and running a low-grade fever, you may suspect a UTI. But the only way to know for sure is to take a test. 


Before you miss your morning meeting to run to a doctor's appointment, you can get professional readings from the comfort of your home (or anywhere there is a bathroom) using the same ("dipstick") testing method as doctors. That's right, at-home UTI tests offer a convenient way to take the first steps to control your urinary tract health before seeing your doctor. Results can indicate if an infection is detected in under two minutes, so feel free to take one on your lunch break. Say so long to long wait times at the doctor's office, say peace out to the grueling pain associated with a UTI, and say bye-bye to the UTI faster, cheaper, and more discreetly than ever before. In fact, you don't even have to leave your house.


How Do At-Home UTI Tests Work?

You don't need to trek all the way to your doctor's office to pee on a strip. Those days are over. At-home tests are a great way to detect a UTI before going to see your doctor. At-home UTI test kits offer the same method doctors use to test your urine, giving equally reliable results.


The test works by detecting if leukocytes (white blood cells) and nitrite are present in your urine. If they are, it is a strong indicator of a potential UTI and may require antibiotics. If your result is negative, but you are experiencing symptoms, you should call your doctor for a lab-tested urine culture which can take a few days. Your symptoms could be a sign of other issues down there, like BV or a yeast infection. Research shows that the "dipstick" analysis is a great first-level screening test. The sooner you know, the sooner you can get treatment and get on with your life. 


Get UTI Test Results in Two Minutes

Finally, get fast and accurate results of those pesky UTIs in under two minutes in the privacy of your home! Coming soon to shelves near you, Checkable's At-Home UTI Test Kit is a convenient way to take the first steps to control your urinary tract health before seeing your doctor. Our easy-to-use test strips can save you valuable time and money, as well as get you the treatment you need and some peace of mind.


In 2 minutes, our UTI Test Kit can show if white blood cells (Leukocytes) and Nitrite are present in your urine, which signals a potential UTI. Kits come with multiple test strips and a step-by-step guide with a color chart for easy-to-follow instructions. Simply pee as usual, dip the strip, then compare the strip to the color chart on the side of the bottle. Who knew peeing on a stick could be so colorful? Checkable's UTI kits have been clinically tested, FDA cleared, CLIA waived, and OTC and physician-approved, so you can rest assured that you are getting the best care with the most accurate results.


In the meantime, start taking Checkable's Urinary Tract Balance, an effective supplement made with D-Mannose, Cranberry Juice Powder, Hibiscus, and natural Dandelion herb to help prevent UTIs and minimize your symptoms.