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Microscopic urinalysis

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Contamination: Squamous epithelial cells in a urine sample means that the sample has skin cells from the outer urethra in it.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Wouldn't worry: If your physician isn't worried, i wouldn't be. Just exercising can do this.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some ...: Formal urinalysis consists of 2 parts: chemical part is to qualify if blood, protein, pus cells, bilirubin, etc, are present, and microscopic part und ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Unlikely: Urine screening tests also look for other markers of infection like nitrite and leukocyte enzymes. If those were negative and urine culture had low nu ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Normal, contaminated: You don't have a urinary tract infection. However, epithelial cells mean it was not a clean urine specimen: it was contaminated by contact with l ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Benjamin
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
UA "normal?": Urinalysis will show blood if it's there. Single episode of hematuria related to menses? Usually thing to do would be to check another UA, consider ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No: A urine microscopic test means the lab staff or machine looks at the urine sample with a microscope, to look for things in the urine, such as red bloo ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Kahn
31 years experience Pathology
Urine "pus" cells...: Typically urine is sterile, in that it does not contain any white blood cells. By pus cells, i assume that you mean neutrophils in your urine sample. ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: You may consult this site, as a start. Being proficient in this testing would require formal training as a medical technologist. http://library.med.u ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Infection??: Few epithelial cells are normally found in the urine sediments of both men and women. A high count may indicate infection,inflammation or malignancy. ... Read More
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