It was observed during the clinical immersion that there is a need for an instrument that can detect proteinuria. Presently, dipsticks are used at many health centers. But they run out of stock very fast, as they cannot be reused. Also, there are chances of misinterpretation of the color code on the dipstick.
Thus, at some health centers, heat coagulation method is used to detect proteinuria. This method is efficient and commonly used but is difficult to perform when there is patient overload. Only the upper part of the test tube is heated as it helps in identifying the severity of proteinuria by observing if the white particles settle down and to compare urine before and after heating.