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Took an @ home AZO test. Negative for nitrites but 500+++ Leukocyte. I have abdominal and back pain. Headache but no fever.
GU infection: Please seek help for a suspected urinary tract infection as soon as possible. You may need to give urine for retesting and culture, depending on history and exam. Hopefully, there is no kidney infection. Hopefully, there is no sexually-transmitted infection or very rarely, urinary tract tuberculosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
History of kidney stones. Intermittent flank pain and pain below rib cage. No UTI symptoms, but home urine test showed 500+ leukocyte and no nitrate?
For 9 months consistently I am flagged with my urine tests at over 500 for the leukocyte esterase, I’m usually also flagged for nitrates being hi.
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Why were the tests done? Do you have any symptoms? 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.
The two results you mentioned are markers for urinary infection.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Should I be concerned if my leukocyte esterase result was 500 and blood number in urine was 25? If so what could be problem?
Hello. My 18 yr old special needs daughter just had bloiod work. The Lymphocytesis 3.8.Her Leukocyte Esterase is 500. What does that mean?
Incomplete question: When you submit a question, you should provide enough background information for site docs to review & question that reflects the info submitted. You provided no history or findings.One test is on blood one on urine.Why taken ? This is not a chat room, so any question must be complete,We do not have access to any previous question or data you upload.Please start over. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have stage 4 cirrhoses & enlarged kidneys. Recent test showed my Leukocyte Esterase of 500. What does this mean?
Last 6 urine tests have shown abnormal values for Leukocyte Esterase from 75-500. What could this be indicative of? There is no bacteria culture pressent and no UTI symptoms. Please help and thank you.
Leucocyte esterase: When positive, it denotes the presence of bacteria. All bacteria that can be found in the bladder don’t cause problems. Also, some of these bacteria could have come from your skin, swept into your urine during collection. The urine culture is the best test to evaluate for an overgrowth of bacteria in the urine......also,as women get older, it is easier for non-problematic bacteria be present ...Read more
Possible infection: Assuming this is a urinalysis, it means you have a few white blood cells, which could signify infection or inflammation anywhere in the urinary tract. An actual count of the cells is more helpful, that's in another part of the test. If there are more than say 10, the risk of infection is higher. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with H Plylori back in February. Since then my leukocyte count has dropped to 3300. Are these two things correlated or something else?
Normal: A white blood cell count (WBC or leucocytes) of 3300 is normal. The count often goes up and down within the normal range for a variety of reasons! ...Read more
Minor infection: Leukocytes (white blood cells) in the urine often indicate an infection of the genito-urinary tract. They release an enzyme called leukocyte esterase. If it is present in trace (very small) amounts, it does not need further treatment. If you have symptoms, such as burning on urination or frequent urination, you will need antibiotics. ...Read more
Depends: Leukocyte esterase released by lysed neutrophils and macrophages is a surrogate marker of the presence of white blood cells (WBCs). Leukocyte esterase suggests that there are white blood cells in the urine. Based on symptoms and other urine analysis findings this may suggest a urinary tract infection ...Read more
Usually an infection: Leukocyte esterase released by lysed neutrophils and macrophages is a surrogate marker of the presence of white blood cells (WBCs). Leukocyte esterase suggests that there are white blood cells in the urine. Large leucocyte esterase means plenty of WBC. Based on symptoms and other urine analysis findings this may suggest a urinary tract infection ...Read more
Please clarify: This is an entire system of proteins that vary from person to person. Everybody is born with some of them. Your confusion may result from this important subject -- the hla system -- being explained too quickly to you in a classroom. ...Read more
NO: 0% Basophils is not the sign of any disease or disorder! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Low WBC: Low white blood count can be a variant of normal. The normals on a lab report are based on a "bell shaped curve" of normal. Many, especially those with ancestry from the mediterranean region, have a lower white count (~3.0-3.9). If you have lupus or other autoimmune conditions, or if you get frequent infections, the low count may be significant. Please see an md with your result for eval. ...Read more
Tissue antigens.: The human leukocyte antigen (hla) system is the name of the major histocompatibility complex (mhc) in humans, which contains genes related to immune system function in humans. This group of genes resides on chromosome 6 and encodes cell-surface antigen-presenting proteins. They are important in disease defense and can be the cause of organ transplant rejections, hence tissue typing. ...Read more
Usually normal: Leukocyte esterase released by lysed neutrophils and macrophages is a surrogate marker of the presence of white blood cells (WBCs). Leukocyte esterase suggests that there are white blood cells in the urine. Trace means few WBC produced small amount of leucocyte esterase ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer