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Does a positive fecal leucocyte test (when negative for all other bacteria, viral, and parasitic targets) ALWAYS indicate IBD?

Does a positive fecal leucocyte test (when negative for all other bacteria, viral, and parasitic targets) ALWAYS indicate IBD?

No.: It always indicates bowel irritation. It would be inflammatory not irritable bowel, or infection. How can they test for ALL infection? Basically needs scoping and biopsy. Read more

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Up endo, stool cultures all neg, no leukocytes found however WBC were present in ova culture. Does this mean anything? What would be the next test?

Up endo, stool cultures all neg, no leukocytes found however WBC were present in ova culture. Does this mean anything? What would be the next test?

Parasites are likely: The presence of ova in your stools suggest the presence of parasite infestation in your bowels. This should be investigated and treated by your doctor if necessary. Foreign travel or exposure to water from wells, streams, lakes, or rivers increase your risk. Read more

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What is human leukocyte antigens (hla)?

What is human leukocyte antigens (hla)?

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

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What does having a trace of leukocyte esterase urine mean?

What does having a trace of leukocyte esterase urine mean?

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 more

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I have a leukocyte count of 9600. Is it dangerous for me? Or any chances of leukemia?

I have a leukocyte count of 9600. Is it dangerous for me? Or any chances of leukemia?

This is: A normal wbc. Extremely unlikely to be leukemia, but more detail on the WBC differential needed to comment. Read more

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Hi I have just dipsticked my urine it show ph of 9 and leukocyte is this anything to worry about.

Hi I have just dipsticked my urine it show ph of 9 and leukocyte is this anything to worry about.

Stone?: Some bacteria like Proteus associated with Struvite stones produce an enzyme called Urease which increases urine pH and can produce white cells or leukocytes in the urine. This is one possibility. The second is that you are taking a medication that alkalinizes urine. Please review your med list. Read more

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I had a positive result for leukocyte esterase. What could this mean. Also I had a trace of blood seen in the unrine.

I had a positive result for leukocyte esterase. What could this mean. Also I had a trace of blood seen in the unrine.

UTI: Leukocyte esterase is usually an indicator of a urinary tract infection of some kind. UTI's can also cause a small amount of blood in the urine as well. Hope this helps! Read more

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All urine results, neg, but LEUKOCYTE ESTERASE shows MODERATE. What does this mean? Last time it was SMALL/Clear. This time MODERATE/SLIGHTLY-CLOUDY.

All urine results, neg, but LEUKOCYTE ESTERASE shows MODERATE. What does this mean? Last time it was SMALL/Clear. This time MODERATE/SLIGHTLY-CLOUDY.

Urinalysis: Cloudy urine and urine containing white blood cells (leukocytes) don't necessarily signify a urinary tract infection. The white cells may be contaminants from a vaginal infection or discharge. A clean catch urine culture would rule in or out a urinary tract infection. If you have a vaginal discharge, see your gynecologist and he/she can order any appropriate urinary tests if no vaginal infection Read more

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What it is leukocyte esterase trace?

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

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What does large leukocyte esterase mean?

What does large leukocyte esterase mean?

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

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Leukocyte esterase-large should I be scared?

Leukocyte esterase-large should I be scared?

I presume this: Is from a urine specimen. Not to worry. The antibiotics that ur dr has prescribed should treat ur uti. Take care! Http://www. Cystex. Com/how-do-i-prevent-utis/10-doctor-recommended-tips-for-urinary-tract-infection-uti-prevention/. Read more

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For leukocyte esterase what does a large result mean?

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

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Is it weird to develop the human leukocyte antigen naturally?

Is it weird to develop the human leukocyte antigen naturally?

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

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What is the cause of a low total leukocyte count and how do you get it back to normal?

What is the cause of a low total leukocyte count and how do you get it back to normal?

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

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What does large leukocyte esterase, ua mean?

What does large leukocyte esterase, ua mean?

Infection: Leukocyte esterase in urine is a marker of infection in the urinary system. Read more