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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 57 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.
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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