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A dipstick is one of several devices dipped into a liquid to perform a chemical test or to provide a measure of quantity of the liquid. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ...


In British Slang dipstick is mildly pejorative term to a foolish or contemptible person


Testing dipstick

A testing dipstick is usually made of paper or cardboard and is impregnated with reagents that indicate some feature of the liquid by changing colour. For example, medical dipsticks are used to test urine samples for haemoglobin, nitrite (produced by bacteria in a urinary tract infection), protein, glucose and occasionally urobilinogen or ketones. Medicine is the science and art of maintaining andor restoring human health through the study, diagnosis, and treatment of patients. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... 3-dimensional structure of hemoglobin Hemoglobin or haemoglobin is the iron-containing oxygen-transport metalloprotein in the red cells of the blood in mammals and other animals. ... // Definition The nitrite ion is NO2−. A nitrite compound is one that contains this group, either an ionic compound, or an analogous covalent one. ... A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a bacterial infection that affects any part of the urinary tract. ... A representation of the 3D structure of myoglobin, showing coloured alpha helices. ... Glucose (Glc), a monosaccharide (or simple sugar), is an important carbohydrate in biology. ... Urobilinogen is a colourless product of bilirubin reduction. ... Ketone group A ketone(key tone) is either the functional group characterized by a carbonyl group (O=C) linked to two other carbon atoms or a chemical compound that contains this functional group. ...


Measuring dipstick

Firkin dipstick graduations
Gallons mm from bottom end
1 69
2 116
3 140
4 170
5 204
6 235
7 266
8 301
9 355

Dipsticks can also be used to measure the quantity of liquid in an otherwise inaccessible space, by inserting and removing the stick and then checking the extent of it covered by the liquid. The most familiar example is the dipstick in an internal combustion engine, which is a metal strip or thin flexible coil used to measure the quantity of fuel or lubricating oil. Generally the procedure for reading the dipstick is to remove it, clean it with a rag or paper towel to provide a fresh surface for the liquid to contact, then reinsert it. The stick is then removed once more and the level is compared to markings on the dipstick which indicate the required level. A car's transmission fluid sometimes has a similar though usually shorter device. A Firkin is an old English unit of volume. ... A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter, symbol mm) is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ...


A dipstick can also be used to check the amount of beer remaining in an ale cask. The stick (generally stainless steel or brass) is made of thin square rod or flat strip, and is inserted through the small hole in the shive on the top of a horizontal cask. If double-decker racking is used a flexible strip may be useful, since casks on the lower rack might not have enough headroom for a rigid rod to be inserted. Cask ale is the term given to unfiltered and unpasteurised beer which is conditioned and served from a cask without additional pressure. ... A barrel is a hollow cylindrical container, usually made of wood staves and bound with iron bands. ... The top of a cask, showing an unopened wooden shive with a plastic seal. ...


Ale dipsticks can be bought or home-made. Because of the round shape of a cask, the intervals between marks vary along the length of the stick. A home-made dipstick for a standard firkin (9 gallons) can be made using the table on the right. A Firkin is an old English unit of volume. ...


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Dipstick - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (365 words)
A dipstick is one of several devices dipped into a liquid to perform some kind of chemical test or measurement of the quantity of the liquid.
For example, medical dipsticks are used to test urine samples for hemoglobin, nitrite (produced by bacteria in a urinary tract infection), protein, glucose and occasionally urobilinogen or ketones.
Dipsticks can be used to meaure the quantity of liquid in an otherwise inaccessible space, by inserting and removing the stick and then checking the extent of it covered by the liquid.
LEPTO DIPSTICK (1244 words)
Dipstick and reagents should be stored at +4°C to 25°C, in a dry place and protected from exposure to sunlight.
Remove the dipstick from the mixture of detection reagent and serum and rinse the white test strip briefly with running tap water or water from a wash bottle.
Although the results of the Lepto dipstick are found to be in agreement with those of the ELISA for the detection of Leptospira-specific IgM antibodies neither 100% sensitivity nor 100% specificity is claimed.
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