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?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steve Choianswered
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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