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difference between trace and 1+ occult blood in urine ?

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Dr. Fred McCurdy
44 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
RBCs in Urine: These are qualitative terms where trace is a few red blood cells (rbcs) and 1+ is few more rbcs assuming of course that the urine has been screened for the presence of intact rbcs'. Thus the more rbcs the higher the value. Caveat here is that the dipstick can return a positive result when free hemoglobin or other similar substances are present.
Answered on May 17, 2018
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