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what does leukocyte esterase ua 3 mean

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
36 years experience Urology
UA: It suggests but does not confirm the presence of a urinary infection. A culture should be done to confirm and identify a causative bacteria if presen ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Infection: Leukocyte esterase in urine is a marker of infection in the urinary system.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred McCurdy
45 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Urinalysis: Leucocyte esterase comes from white blood cells - infection fighters. Having these cells in your urine usually means infection. However, there can b ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Your swollen abdomen: Your swollen abdomen does. I am uncertain if that swelling is due to your urinary tract. You may need it in an evaluation, imaging such as an abdomina ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: Pos. Leukocyte esterase means there are some white blood cells in your urine. I haven't found this test very helpful as i see positive results in pat ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
UTI. Pyelonephritis?: Your urinalysis is diagnostic for a urinary tract infection, and with flank pain, it probably involves the kidney (medical term pyelonephritis). It's ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ramsay Kuo
26 years experience Urology
Contaminated urine: Being just 5 days after delivery, it is likely that the urine sample was contaminated by skin cells and blood from the vaginal area. It is unlikely t ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terence Chapman
26 years experience Urologic Oncology
Not necessarily: Voided (vs. catheterized) urine specimens in women are potentially subject to contamination. Urine culture is the definitive method of determining the ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably nothing: Depending upon the manner in which the urine was collected this is probably vaginal contamination. If you have no symptoms and there is no further ev ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Likely not : Significant. Do you have symptoms of urinary infection? Trace levels are difficult to interpret in isolation. All lab results need to be interpreted i ... Read More
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