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A 19-year-old female asked:

I had a routine urine test which detected blood. it was then sent off so the urine could be cultured. can this culture come back negative if there is?

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Dr. Steve Choi
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No worries: It is common to see blood present on the urinalysis test as part of a urinary tract infection. The urine culture will confirm the presence of bacteria. If the culture is negative, you GP could order further tests if you are still experiencing symptoms.
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