HOW TO USE YOUR MED LAB DIAGNOSTICS TEST STRIPS
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FAQ For pH 4.5 to 9.0
INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS: HOW TO USE YOUR pH TEST STRIPS 4.5 to 9.0
FAQ For pH 4.5 to 9.0
Why are there two pads on the strip and how do you read it?
Each pad on the pH strip measures pH from opposite ends of the pH scale in order to get more accurate results. After dipping your sample and waiting 15 seconds, match your strip to the chart on the bottle. Match the top pad of your strip to the top pad of the color chart while matching the bottom pad of your strip to the bottom pad of the color chart. Use only the color chart on the bottle to compare results.
Why don’t my colors match with the pH chart?
You may not always get an exact match for both pads and this is quite normal as this is an approximate, qualitative test. Usually the top color pad matches a little better than the bottom. Each pad is coming from opposite ends of the pH scale in order to get a more accurate result than you would get with increments of .5 or 1, but it is still an approximate result and not meant to be exact. Try to match your strip to the color pair on the chart that most closely matches both pads on the strip, even if it’s not exact. You will get an approximate range.
Why do I get the same results every time?
Often times when body conditions are normal, people may have similar pH readigs that fall within normal range.
If you suspect that the integrity of the strips have been compromised, you can check the strips by doing the following test: try dipping a pH strip in orange juice and see if you get an acidic ph reading. You can also dip one in ammonia or baking soda water and see if you get a basic ph reading. pH strips are sensitive to temperature and humidity and may sometimes go bad. If you are still concerned about the integrity of the strips, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to refund or replace.
Can you test water or other liquids with these pH strips?
While it is certainly possible to test water and other liquids with these strips, we do not recommend it as we cannot guarantee that the results will be accurate. This type of pH strip is meant to only be used for testing urine and saliva.
When do the pH strips expire?
Our pH strips are good for up to 2 years sealed. Once the seal has been opened, they are good for up to 90 days. Keep strips in a cool, dry place to prolong shelf life.
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