Frequent Answers & Question
1. Question: What is Hemostick score?
Answer: Hemostick score is the degree of macroscopic haematuri read on the colour scale of
Hemostick. For example 3B, 2A.
2. Question: Must the Hemostick be dipped into the urine to read the degree
Answer: No, Hemostick must not be dipped into the urine. The urine
should be poured into a 10 ml test tube and then be read against the
Hemostick colour scale.
3. Question: Do you always have to pour the urine into a 10 ml test tube
before measuring the Hemostick score?
Answer: No, if the patient has a catheter or a drainage tube you can measure directly from the
hose. However, the approximate blood loss per litre urine cannot then be measured.
4. Question: If the urine is tea-coloured what will then be the
Answer: Hemostick score 5 since it will be regarded as old
5. Question: If the urine is concentrated does that influence the
Answer: If the urine is concentrated there should be no
colour that meets with the colour scale on Hemostick. If you are unsure and still want to document
by Hemostick it should be documented with Hemostick score 5.
6. Question: How long does a Hemostick last?
Answer: Hemostick which is manufactured from environmental friendly paper with a glossy
laminated surface has a long life span, but this depends on how it is kept and the frequency it is
being used. From March 2013 on Hemostick is deliverad laminated which makes it practically
7. Question: Can patients too use Hemostick?
Answer: Patients can, by all means, buy their own Hemostick to be able to communicate
haematuri results with health professionals in waiting for surgery or for postoperative self-care
after leaving the hospital.