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Should i be concerned about a urinalysis that showed negative nitrites and leukocytes, "none seen" bacteria but a culture showed 50,000-100,000 cfu/ml of escherichia coli?

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Dr. Fraser Henderson answered

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The negative nitrites suggest no infection This may have been a contaminated specimen Should repeat the test

Answered 6/26/2021

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered

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All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, the bacterial count you reported is not diagnostic of urinary infection. Wish you good health!

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