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A 38-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if you have leukocytes in urine with no nitrates?

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Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Leukocytes = WBCs: White blood cells in the urine indicate that an inflammatory or immune system reaction is taking place. Nitrates can be normal in urine. Nitrites can indicate infection. Without more information, in terms of other urine or laboratory markers, symptoms, etc. That is about all one can say with regard to this. If you are having symptoms or other issues you may want to see doctor for more help.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

What do positive leukocytes in urine mean?

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Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Urine results: Leukocytes/white blood cells indicate that inflammatory/infectious process is occurring, especially if rbcs are not present to support the idea of whole blood in the urine. Lab findings must be taken in a clinical context; we would need to know what symptoms, issues, or other info available if any to help evaluate.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What does a trace of leukocytes in urine mean?

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Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Leukocytes = WBCs: White blood cells in the urine indicate that an inflammatory or immune system reaction is taking place. Without more information, in terms of other urine or laboratory markers, symptoms, etc. That is about all one can say with regard to this. If you are having symptoms or other issues you may want to see your doctor for further assistance.

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Last updated Jul 22, 2017

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