Accuracy and influence of ascorbic acid on glucose-test with urine dip sticks in prenatal care

  title={Accuracy and influence of ascorbic acid on glucose-test with urine dip sticks in prenatal care},
  author={Claudia Ritterath and Tina Siegmund and Neda Talai Rad and Ursula Stein and Kai Joachim Buhling},
  booktitle={Journal of perinatal medicine},
Abstract Objective: In Germany, urine analysis with dip sticks are used for screening of gestational diabetes. Our goal was to find the cut-off levels of glucose dip sticks and evaluate the influence of ascorbic acid on the result. Study design: We took urine samples of 152 pregnant patients between 01/2004 and 10/2004. The glucose content of the urine was analyzed using several dip sticks (Combur10® Roche®, Multistix® 8SG Bayer®, Diabur5000® Roche®) and by the hexokinase method. The ascorbic… Expand
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