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A 41-year-old female asked:

I recently had a urology done. it came back with nitrites in my urine. but i was told that high amounts of caffeine before the test could cause this?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 59 years experience
U nitrite 2nd coff?: Not certain which test they use so would need to look that up to see if coffee interferes. Recommend retesting without coffee.
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Dr. Spencer Long
Dr. Spencer Longanswered
Specializes in Urology
Repeat: Nitrites on a urinalysis may indicate an infection. Try to get a repeat urinalysis including microscopic exam and a urine culture.
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Last updated Sep 11, 2016

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