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Gram Stain (Definition)

The two major families of common bacteria are distinguished by the chemistry of their walls, specifically the ability of iodine to mordant their staining with crystal violet and prevent its being removed with strong solvent. Gram positives include staph and strep, while gram negatives include e. Coli. The stain has been in use for around 150 years and remains the ...Read more


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Gram stain sputum- presence of few epithelial cells, moderate number of pus cells, few gram positive cocci in chain observed in smear What does this in?

Gram stain sputum- presence of few epithelial cells, moderate number of pus cells, few gram positive cocci in chain observed in smear What does this in?

Sputum gram stain: Sputum gram stain testing is not done nearly as often as it once was, since we now know it usually isn't very helpful in diagnosis. The white blood cells (pus cells) suggest infection like bronchitis or pneumonia -- but it's usually possible to judge this just by appearance of the sputum (e.g., yellow or green mucus). Gram pos cocci could be entirely normal bacteria. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does a Vaginal gram stain of many epithelial cells, moderate WBCs seen, many gram positive rods, & moderate gram positive cocci indicate?

Bacterial vaginosis: Is an overgrowth of hodge podge of bacteria in the vaginal vault. This overgrowth can lead to unpleasant odor, discharge and abdominal pain. BV can be treated easily most of the time. ...Read more

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Positive for fungal spores gram stain:few gram negative bacilli in singles, few gram cocci in singles and moderate epithelial cells & pus cells noted?

Positive for fungal spores gram stain:few gram negative bacilli in singles, few gram cocci in singles and moderate epithelial cells & pus cells noted?

Sputum?: This sounds like a grossly inadequate sputum specimen, or one which was actually primarily saliva. The organisms seen are all part of normal oral flora, and this specimen should be repeated with an induced sputum specimen if the clinical situation warrants. ...Read more

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Gram Stain Result Few Polys Rare Gram negative rods N>10, 000 CFU/mL normal upper respiratory flora present no squamous epithelial cells seen?

Gram Stain Result Few Polys Rare Gram negative rods N>10, 000 CFU/mL normal upper respiratory flora present no squamous epithelial cells seen?

Context: Gram negative rods not so common and that seems a large amt. This implies an infection requiring particular antibiotics and this is not the more common cause of sinus/bronchitis but Hemophilus ...Read more

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Dx corneal ulcer 2 nights ago. Gram stain: v. rare squamous epithelial cells, no polys, v. rare gram neg rods. I have f/u, just want a sense of how bad?

Dx corneal ulcer 2 nights ago. Gram stain: v. rare squamous epithelial cells, no polys, v. rare gram neg rods. I have f/u, just want a sense of how bad?

Contact lens wearer?: Most corneal ulcers are from contact lens abuse. I hope your lens was taken out and you are started on antibiotic medication. It is a rare corneal ulcer that does not respond readily to topical antibiotics. I hope you are seeing an ophthalmologist and not an optometrist. ...Read more

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Just got my HVS results could you please help me what does my report indicate. Pus cell 0-1, RBC 0-1, Epethelial cells- Present, T-vaginalisi- none, Gram stain - many yeasy cells and moderete gram positive bacili seen.?

Yeast infection: Your symptoms suggesa a yeast infection and the Gram stain confirms it. Speak with your doctor about the treatment she reocmmends. Or you could start with one of the many over-the-counter treatments. Choose one with active ingredient ending in "azole" (clotrimazole, miconazole, and several others). They all work equally well; choose based on cost and convenience (e.g. 1, 3, or 7 days). ...Read more

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Clear full std test, hvs test show leukocyte and epithelial cells moderate, gram positive bacilli numerous no yeast. Irritation itch on labia. Causes?

Clear full std test, hvs test show leukocyte and epithelial cells moderate, gram positive bacilli numerous no yeast. Irritation itch on labia. Causes?

Lab tests: Not sure what tests you are asking about but speak with the doctor who ordered them for further information ...Read more

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Have done urinalysis test every thing normal except epithelial cell was 6-10 what dose is mean?

Have done urinalysis test every thing normal except epithelial cell was 6-10 what dose is mean?

Here are some...: Do you have tight long foreskin? If so, this finding could be related to contamination at urine collection. But all test findings have to correlate with clinical picture. To figure what this may mean to you, follow instructions described in https://ebettercare. Com/feel-become-sick/ as well as those articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onUTI. Html. Thereby you can work well with doc for. .. ...Read more

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There are 1-2 pus cells and 3-4 epithelial cell in my urine what does it means is it normal or not?

There are 1-2 pus cells and 3-4 epithelial cell in my urine what does it means is it normal or not?

Urinalysis: If you do not have symptoms these types and numbers of cells are within the normal range ...Read more

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Hey good afternoon. My sister had an endocervical swab and it showed numerous epithelial cells. What does that mean? Thank you

Normal finding: Hello
Epithelial cells are a normal finding. They are just cells found on the surface of our internal/external body linings. ...Read more

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FNAB RESULT SAYS: Epithelial cells on a background of fibromyxoid stroma. Wat does it mean doc?

FNAB RESULT SAYS: Epithelial cells on a background of fibromyxoid stroma. Wat does it mean doc?

This result from a: Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy suggests tissue from the breast. Epithelial cells are likely surface skin cells. Stroma essentially means a sheet of cells; fibro suggests fibrous cells or fibroblasts. Fibromyxoid SARCOMA is a serious cancer, but your biopsy suggests a slightly unusual benign tissue. Your surgeon, in consultation with the pathologist, can outline any further intervention/follow-up ...Read more

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I have 0-2/hpe pus cell and epithelial cell 0-3/hpe in urine test. What does this mean?

I have 0-2/hpe pus cell and epithelial cell 0-3/hpe in urine test. What does this mean?

Try again: It is always important to cleanse properly prior to obtaining the urine sample. Also, this type of result can be seen in the first void of the day. To verify this was accurate you should repeat the test making sure to cleanse properly and give a second (or subsequent) void of the day. ...Read more

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I did hvs, epithelial cells 3+, pus cells 1-3/hpf, yeast cells 3+, bacteria nil. What can I do?

I did hvs, epithelial cells 3+, pus cells 1-3/hpf, yeast cells 3+, bacteria nil. What can I do?

Yeast infection?: I've not heard of high vaginal swab (which is what I assume you mean by "hvs") as a self test. What did your doctor say about it? Best to interpret these results in connection with symptoms. Possible yeast infection, but even large amounts of yeast cells (3+) can be normal. But if you're having itching irritation, yeast infection is likely. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I did a urinalysis and result says pus cells 0-2/HPF. Epithelial cells +. Pls what does this mean? I'm pregnant. Thanks.

I did a urinalysis and result says pus cells 0-2/HPF. Epithelial cells +. Pls what does this mean? I'm pregnant. Thanks.

Likely nothing: During pregnancy, your urine can be contaminated with white blood (pus) cells which by itself does not indicate infection. The Epithelial cells are cells that slough off during urination and are of little consequence. ...Read more

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I am having pus cells 25 leu/ul and epithelial cells 1-2 HPF my doctor has advised me to take Solicept 5mg. I am experiencing mild leakage of urine.

UTI?: Solicept (solifenacin) is a drug for overactive bladder, a common explanation for urine leakage in women. However, elevated white blood cells (pus cells, leukocytes) in urine suggests urinary tract infection. Probably your doctor has checked you for UTI, but check back wtih her if any uncertainty about it. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have pus cell is 0-2/hpf and epithelial cells 1-2/hpf in urine test and also found few bacteria? What is this

I have pus cell is 0-2/hpf and epithelial cells 1-2/hpf in urine test and also found few bacteria? What is this

Essentially normal: A urine sample is 'allowed' to have up to 5 pus or WBCs per high power field (hpf). Epithelial cells are just skin cells, so you're allowed to have some of those too. Bacteria are often present in the environment and may have gotten picked up here in your urine sample. (After all, it's food for them). I would try to correlate this lab report with whatever symptoms you may or may not have. See doc ...Read more

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Just got my High vaginal swab results. PUS Cells are 8-10/HPF and RBC 0-2/HPF. Epithelial cells marked ++. Is this normal?

Just got my High vaginal swab results. PUS Cells are 8-10/HPF and RBC 0-2/HPF. Epithelial cells marked ++. Is this normal?

Infection: This appears to be an infection. Let your physician who ordered the test to determine the treatment ...Read more

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My 4 yr son urinalysis shows hazy, sp gravity 1.02 & many amorphous urates, 0-5 epithelial cells, ph 6 else all normal and negative. First urine morni?

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My 4 yr son urinalysis shows hazy, sp gravity 1.02 & many amorphous urates, 0-5 epithelial cells, ph 6 else all normal and negative. First urine morni?

Hazy urine analysis: Now, set up an appointment with your son's pediatrician, if you don't have one, to review the results. Hard to do a diagnosis without seeing your son, in person, and all the lab results. ...Read more

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Pap smear results. Epithelial cell abnormality, asc-us, endocervical home component present. Partially obscuring inflammation. Normal?

Pap smear results. Epithelial cell abnormality, asc-us, endocervical home component present. Partially obscuring inflammation. Normal?

No: ASCUS stands for "atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance." You should follow-up with your OB/GYN for appropriate follow-up as your past history will be needed for proper management. ...Read more

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Can you please interupt this : turbid urine, epithelial cells- high, mucus -few, calcium oxalate crystals -few, amorphous crystals -many, and uric. ..

Can you please interupt this : turbid urine, epithelial cells- high, mucus -few, calcium oxalate crystals -few, amorphous crystals -many, and uric. ..

Normal urinalysis: All these findings are normal in urine, especially if it was not a good "clean catch" specimen. Nothing to worry about, in particular no evidence of infection. ...Read more

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How to interpret sputum test results: Few polymorphonuclear cells seen No squamous epithelial cells seen Mixed bacteria COMMENSAL FLORA?

How to interpret sputum test results: Few polymorphonuclear cells seen No squamous epithelial cells seen Mixed bacteria COMMENSAL FLORA?

Mgt.: There is probably no infection related to this sample, but a culture can be sent to confirm. A cytologic analysis can also be performed to rule out malignancy. ...Read more

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My urinalysis indicate that erythrocytes is 2+, mucos thread, bacteria and epithelial cell moderate and rbc 4-6, wbc 4-8. What does it means?

My urinalysis indicate that erythrocytes is 2+, mucos thread, bacteria and epithelial cell moderate and rbc 4-6, wbc 4-8. What does it means?

Normal urinalysis: These results are normal. It contains vaginal or labial cells, indicating it wasn't a clean catch, midstream specimen. Most important, you don't have a urinary tract infection. Discuss with your doctor if you have other questions or concerns about it. ...Read more

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I have 1-3 hpf pus cells in my urine. I'm a female 25 years old. I'm also experiencing lower back pain. Few amorphous and epithelial cells and moderat?

I have 1-3 hpf pus cells in my urine. I'm a female 25 years old. I'm also experiencing lower back pain. Few amorphous and epithelial cells and moderat?

Urine culture: Your doctor may want to consider a urine culture to determine if there is an infection present. Low back pain is a very complex issue with a very long list of possible causes. Consider a follow up visit to go through the history and exam in detail ...Read more

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What does it mean is pus 0-2, RBC 0-2, bacteria is few, epithelial cells few and mucus threads many in my urinalysis test result? Thanks!

What does it mean is pus 0-2, RBC 0-2, bacteria is few, epithelial cells few and mucus threads many in my urinalysis test result? Thanks!

Normal study: It is abnormal study. Many mucus thread means either normal (for the most part) or some irritation (even then non-specific).
Always encouraged to drink 1-3l water per day. Have a good one. ...Read more

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My daughter urinalysis test says she had few bacteria, Epithelial cells, Mucus Threads and Amorphous Urates are RARE. What does it mean?

My daughter urinalysis test says she had few bacteria, Epithelial cells, Mucus Threads and Amorphous Urates are RARE. What does it mean?

Here are some...: Most likely, the findings of her urinalysis could be normal for a contaminated urine specimen. If she is free of urinary symptoms, leave her alone; if really concerned, repeat urinalysis with a carefully collected fresh urine specimen as carefully instructed. More? Ask her pediatrician. ...Read more

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Hi, I have cervix erosion. In urine analysis RBC - 2-3 WBC 2-3 epithelial cells 6-8. Is it normal?

Hi, I have cervix erosion. In urine analysis RBC - 2-3 WBC 2-3 epithelial cells 6-8. Is it normal?

Yes, by number...: These findings of urinalysis could be acceptably normal for you, but always wise to correlate with individual clinical profile. More on possible UTI or hematuria? Go to http://formefirst. Com/onUTI. Html & http://formefirst. Com/hematuria. Html. Best wish to health.... ...Read more