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what does it mean when your urine is contaminated

A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Negative test: This is a negative result. The urine specimen was contaminated with entirely normal skin or vaginal bacteria. This occurs when the urine is not a care ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Glassman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Urine collection: With an antiseptic wipe wipe from the very top inside of your vagina downward. Using a sterile collection cup first begin to urinate into the toilet t ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Washburn
20 years experience Family Medicine
Very common: Gbs is common and generally doesn't cause health problems in adults, but could cause serious infections in newborns which is why we test for it. If f ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Bacteria : Bacteria is everywhere. Pseudomonas is not normal body flora but can be found as close to you as your gym shoes. Typically >100,000 colonies sugg ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The yrine will pick up even a microscopic amount of blood
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: Urine contamination with vaginal discharge is common if not collected carefully as instructed, especially in the sexually active with overweight leadi ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
No bags!!: If there is a significant concern for a urine infection in a baby, a bag specimen should never be used. It's akin to pooping on an area before a cultu ... Read More
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A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Weber Chuang
25 years experience Urology
Optimal collection : The best sample of urine is that which is collected at the time the Foley catheter is placed. However, if you have had an indweling catheter for som ... Read More

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