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

Definitely unsure.: 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 1/28/2016



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