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What does WBC mean on a urine test

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
No problem: If you have less than 5 WBC in urine it is accepted as normal and so is rare wbcs in the urine.

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jaspreet Singh
17 years experience in Urology
Maybe nothing: You should be evaluated for tuberculosis since you are in the Middle East. But I would recommend obtaining a Catheterized urine specimen. Most of the ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jim Trione
22 years experience in Emergency Medicine
RBC = blood: Just means that during the urine screen by the lab there were a lot of red blood cells (rbc's, the ones that carry oxygen) in the sample. Many times ... Read More
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Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some...: If you are asymptomatic, repeat urinalysis with properly collected urine specimen. For details on urine exam, go to articles in http://formefirst.com/ ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience in Family Medicine
UTI: It means a large amount of white blood cells which indicate infection.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Liver function: Gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT) is a marker of liver cell injury.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Douglas
23 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See below: If you have a positive pregnancy test - you are definitely pregnant - now you just have to see if the pregnancy is viable.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Proteinuria: Have a 24 hour urine collection to see the amount of protein in the urine and to assess your kidney function. I would also do a renal ultrasound to as ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Average glucose: Hb A1c reflects the average blood glucose level over the previous 3-4 months. It is usually used to monitor glucose control in diabetes. It is also b ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Low RDW is good: Rdw refers to the variation in the size of red blood cells. Normal value is from 11.5 to 14.5. There is preliminary evidence that high RDW values may ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Negative: I'm not a big fan of these type of abbreviations. To be sure, I'd have to see the report for context; however, NIL probably means "Negative for Intr ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jan
Dr. M. Jan answered
65 years experience in Family Medicine
Mononucleosis: An infection where neck gland become enlarged, fever, weakness and is easily treated.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience in Psychiatry
Urine results: Leukocytes/white blood cells indicate that inflammatory/infectious process is occurring, especially if rbcs are not present to support the idea of who ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Usually infection: Left shift means slightly pre-mature leukocytes in circulation which is usually due to infection.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Possibly nothing: It depends on how low. Lymphs are one of the types of cells that fight infection but in isolated general questions like this without numbers it is ver ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Brown urine: The usual cause of brown urine is bile in the urine caused by blockage in the bile ducts in the liver, gall bladder,and common bile duct by stones or ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Inconclusive: It means that you probably took the test too soon. If your period is not late yet you must wait. If that is not the case then take a second test.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See the package: There are many different home pregnancy tests available. The package insert is the best way to find out what exactly the different results mean for th ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
36 years experience in Rheumatology
White blood cells: It means white blood cells were present. If this was a urine specimen, the presence of a few white cells is a normal finding, but a larger number cou ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience in Psychiatry
Pus: Pus is composed of decayed material and largely white blood cells. Hpf stands for high powered field and is an area measurement under the microscope f ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience in Medical Oncology
High: It's high but out of context it has no meaning. It is not possible to say more without more info. Whoever ordered the test needs to talk to you and di ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
First concern: Would be a urinary tract infection.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
26 years experience in Family Medicine
Uti: It means you have many cells of infection in your urine in HPF under the microscope. Indicates a urinary infection.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
MMA: Methylmalonic acid is checked to confirm presence of vitamin b 12 deficiency. In patient with kidney failure on hemodialysis, a false positive elevati ... Read More
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