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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Why would someone need a leukocyte esterase urine dipstick test?

Why would someone   need a leukocyte esterase urine dipstick test?

Urinary infection: Leukocyte esterase is a surrogate marker for the presence of white blood cells in the urine and usually indicates urinary infection. ...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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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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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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Is there anything besides uti's that cause a high leukocyte count in urine?

Is there anything besides uti's that cause a high leukocyte count in urine?

Pyuria: Pyuria or high WBC in the urine can occur from a variety of conditions, some are related to stones or crystals, some from inflammation of the bladder wal and some from urinary tract infections. A urologist can help you. ...Read more

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UTI- took macro last month for 5 days did urine test last week showed trace of leukocyte why?

Urine dip help: You report you took abx 1 month ago and did a urine dip that was trace positive for leukocytes. Of importance -- did you have any sxs of UTI at either of these times? Is urine dip +ve for leuk esterase or leukocytes? Any other cells? If + leukocytes and other cells and sxs, would get C&S and treat with appropriate abx. If just trace leuk est and no other cells or sxs, would follow and consult GYN. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my leukocyte esterase result was 500 and blood number in urine was 25? If so what could be problem?

Should I be concerned if my leukocyte esterase result was 500 and blood number in urine was 25? If so what could be problem?

Infection: Elevated leukocyte esterase and blood in the urine can indicate infection. Hopefully your doctor sent the urine for a culture and sensitivity to find out the cause of the infection. ...Read more