Using Albustix to test urine for protein (1488)

Key points below

Test urine for protein


The Albustix® is a testing strip that will check your child’s urine for protein.

Steps to follow

1. Help your child collect a small amount of urine in a cup. Your child should not void (pee) directly on the test strip.
2. Take one (1) test strip out of the bottle. Do not touch the testing end of the strip.
3. Dip the strip in the urine. Immediately tap the strip on the side of the cup to shake off extra urine.
4. Compare the color on the strip with the color chart on the bottle.
5. Use words and numbers to record the amount of protein.  Use "negative, trace, 1+, 2+, 3+ or 4+." Do not use the numbers 30, 100, 300 or 200.


Date Results 
1/18   3+
1/19   1+
1/20   Trace

Special information


Call your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic if you have any questions or concerns or if your child has special health care needs that were not covered by this information.