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nitrate in urine, is does this mean?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Bacteria: A positive Urine Nitrite Test is indicative of bacteria in urine. Gram negative organisms like E.Coli are often picked up with this test.
Answered on Feb 26, 2016

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