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Does a positive fecal leucocyte test (when negative for all other bacteria, viral, and parasitic targets) ALWAYS indicate IBD?
What is the significance of having fecal leucocyte antigen (lactoferrin) positive in stool test in a asymptomatic patient?
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
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
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
I had a positive result for leukocyte esterase. What could this mean. Also I had a trace of blood seen in the unrine.
My urin test showed leukocyte esterase amman 1+negative a what foest mean. I had to take another one. I'm freaking out. Bloodwork excellent.
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
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
0% Basophils is not the sign of any disease or disorder!
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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
Yes: If this is the only marker that was present as positive on a urinary dip stick it does not have to be a urinary tract infection. A urinalysis with microscopy would verify if the leukocyte esterase is from an elevated white blood cell count in the urine or a lab error. If you have symptoms of a urinary tract infection send off a urine for culture and treat empirically. ...Read more
Immune response: White blood cells are part of the body's defense system. They attack what is not supposed to be in a particular human's body like bacteria or cancer cells. Half of a fetus is from the father, resembling a transplant. Mom's immune system would reject the fetus, if it wouldnt' be modified in a way not to do that. Part of the process is an increase in the leucocyte numbers. ...Read more
Different cells: Erythrocyte is red blood cell- its job is to carry oxygen and delivers to the entire body; leukocyte is white blood cell-and its job is related to our immune system/fighting infections etc; thrombocyte or platelet- type of blood cell that is playing a role in thrombosis- to stop bleeding in the event of bleeding. They are part of blood cells- but completely different kind of cells. ...Read more
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