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A 43-year-old female asked:

If a urine test that is called uwbc is in the 6-10 range is that indicative of a urinary tract infection?

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Dr. Morton Levitt
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Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical 50 years experience
Urinalysis: Generally, we accept no more than 2 white cells in the macroscopic exam. More cells than that are abnormal and often reflect a urinary tract infection. I would definitely repeat the test (it is inexpensive) to make sure it was a "clean" catch, but if it is still abnormal, your provider will want to send a sample for culture to determine the proper antibiotic treatment.

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