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What does leukocyte esterase ua 3 mean

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Infection: Leukocyte esterase in urine is a marker of infection in the urinary system.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred McCurdy
Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
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
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
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
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
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
A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Resistant bacteria: Bacteria causing your UTI were not sensitive to Keflex. Find out urine culture result? Report indicates appropriate antibiotics. You need different an... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terence Chapman
Urologic Oncology 27 years experience
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
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
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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