A 44-year-old female asked:
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Hi I had a urine test and had positive leukocyte esterase. No other symptoms. Can it mean anything other than a UTI or could it be lab error?

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Dr. Renee Russell
21 years experience in Family Medicine
Bacteria: It means you have bacteria in your urine sample. It could mean a UTI, but it also could just be a contaminant, like cells from your skin. If it was a very small amount, and the rest of your urine test was normal, than probably nothing.
Answered on Nov 2, 2019
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