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What does mixed enteric flora in urine means?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Bacteria from bowel: Mixed means more than one species of bacteria eg e. Coli (most common bacteria both in bowel/stool & in utis), enerococcus, proteus etc. Are amongst others. Sometimes indicate a contaminated urine specimen because more than one type of bacteria is present, but can sometimes be cause of a uti. Culture always worth repeating if mixed.
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