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Can Doctor Detect White Cells In Urine Test
Ask your doctor: The doctor who ordered this test is the best person to guide you. He/she is suspecting something wrong, now that you have something suspicious, further testing (?Cystoscopy) may be indicated. Atypical cells raise the suspicion of cancer but this is not a totally reliable test. ...Read more
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
No. But,: Urine infection test is urinalysis with added culture if urine has blood, white cells(pus cells), or bacteria. If there is infection in blood, this test dose not detect it. But, sometimes, urine infection goes to blood in cases of kidney infection or urosepsis (sepsis from urine source). In these cases the bacteria that is found in the urine usually, not always, matches what's in the blood. ...Read more
Yes and no: As single cells, the naked eye would not be able to see individual white blood cells. So if there is just a small amount you could not rely on just looking at urine and know with certainty. However, in large groups as pus, white blood cells and other materials can be seen in this way. So large amounts would be more obvious, just like looking at pus around a wound. ...Read more
Can schistosoma haematobium eggs be detected in a urinalysis test? If not what type of urine test can detect it? Thanks
White blood cells found in urine sample, waiting for urine cultures to come back. What does this mean?
Ask the Dr: A few WBC is normal. You neglected to include enough information for any answer. How many WBC? Symptoms? Other findings in urine? Without the answers to these questions the result of the culture is useless. There are varieties of urinary infections. For simple cystitis in a young, sexually active woman, a culture is not indicated. For an elderly woman with no symptoms the culture is useless. ...Read more
Are these bad results in my urine test or no?
URINE EPITHELIAL CELLS-None seen
BACTERIA IN URINE-Few
Not really: In a normal urine, there shouldn't be any epithelial cells. Trauma or infection can cause them to be present. Few bacteria are not necessarily a bad sign. There is a condition called asymptomatic bactiuria (which just means bacteria in the urine without there being an infection). I'm not very concerned about the mucus. This should all be correlated with your symptoms of course. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can urine test or blood test show signs of bladder stones ? If so what would doctor test for in urine or blood ?.
When you have high levels of nitrates in urine test but show no white blood cells in the urine test what does this mean?
Is it normal to show no white blood cells in a urine test when showing high levels of nitrates in urine test?
More information: There is more information on a urinalysis that is needed to know what might be going on. Where there red blood cells, leukocyte esterase, etc? Also, why was the test performed in the first place. Please repost the question with more details. It may be that the specimen was not a 'clean catch' meaning it has some contamination and should be repeated. ...Read more
Hematuria: RBC in the urine could be either from the kidneys or the bladder(cystitis). Endothelial damage in the kidney can result in both hematuria and proteinuria. Protein content should be quanitifed to better understand its pathology,(Nephriti/Nephrotic). RBC's in the urine can accompany protein in the urine if the kidneys are injured. Protein will not be detected as a direct result of RBC in the urine ...Read more
Testing: Chlamydia tests include a culture that may take 5 to 7 days to grow. A direct fluorescent antibody test looks for antigens. A nucleic acid hybridization test or a nucleic acid amplification test looks for chlamydia dna &enzyme –linked immunosorbent assay. Directing sampling uses fluids from cervix, urethra throat, eye (whichever area is impacted). Urine testing is also possible. ...Read more
No correlation: White blood cells in the urine are an indicator of inflammation or infection somewhere within the urinary tract. Common causes include bladder infections and kidney stones. But this does not predict or correlate with the concentration of any type of cells in the blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I did do a urine culture sample and it was negative does that test detect if there's a wbc in your urine or urethra?
Time to move on: Sigh. You're grasping for straws. This test itself doesn't detect WBC. But you've already had that test anyway. Please stop asking further on line. You'll never get more clear ansswers than you have had. Work with your own doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more
I didn't do a urine culture sample and it was negative does that test detect if there's a wbc in your urine or urethra?
Only a few cancers: Unfortunately, there are very few cancers that can be detected through blood tests. These include prostate cancer and leukemia. Some other cancers have tumor marker tests, such as breast cancer, ovarian cancer, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, and others but these are to monitor, not detect the cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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