A member asked:

I had a urine dipstick test done and it showed white blood cells. is this definitely a uti or something more serious. ?

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Dr. Dean Giannone answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

WBC in the urine could be evident of an infection. Could be an inflammatory issue. Could be nothing. If the analysis showed only WBCs, then a formal urinalysis with microscopy as well as a urine culture should be sent, which would give you much more accurate results than the dipstick.

Answered Jan 28, 2016

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