How is a sulfosalicylic acid (SSA) test used for the diagnosis of urinary tract infection (UTI) during pregnancy?

Updated: Aug 17, 2021
  • Author: Raisa O Platte, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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The sulfosalicylic acid (SSA) test measures urine turbidity when a small amount of aspirin is added to the urine specimen. A finding of +2 to +4 suggests bacteriuria.


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