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How to figure out the normal range of epithelial cells in urine?

How to figure out the normal range of epithelial cells in urine?

What type?: There are a number of different types of epithelial cells that may be present in the urine. Squamous cells indicate contamination with skin or vaginal contents. None of the other epithelial cells are not normally present in urine. ...Read more

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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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I am 55 female. urine report shows pus cell- 6-8/HPF, R.C.B'S- 1-2/HPF, EPITHELIAL CELLS 8-10/HPF. is tht normal?

I am 55 female. urine report shows pus cell- 6-8/HPF, R.C.B'S- 1-2/HPF, EPITHELIAL CELLS 8-10/HPF. is tht normal?

Contaminated urine: If the urine was collected using good cleaning prior to urination, then it is not normal. If a woman does not use a good clean catch technique then the urine can be contaminated from surrounding secretions. There being more epithelial cells than blood cells indicates that this was most likely a contaminated urine specimen. The urine test should be repeated using good clean catch technique. ...Read more

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Hi my urine analysis shows epithelial cells as 6-8/hpf. is it normal?

Hi my urine analysis shows epithelial cells as 6-8/hpf. is it normal?

Most likely: There are always few sloughed epithelial cells from the lining of the urogenital tract that are dragged by the urine. If you are otherwise healthy with no urinary tract symptoms then it is within normal limits ...Read more

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I am a male aged 22 years Urine test reports show that the pus cells are 3-4 hpf and epithelial cells are 0-2 hpf. Is this normal?

I am a male aged 22 years
Urine test reports show that the pus cells are 3-4 hpf and epithelial cells are 0-2 hpf.
Is this normal?

3-4-0-2 HIKE!!!: If you don't have any symptoms I wouldn't worry. If you have symptoms, like PWP (Pain While Pissing) I'd need to know a little more about you. There could be lots of reasons to get your urine tested and you didn't say why. Something leaking out?Stain your underwear? Feeling sick (nausea, dizzy, etc)? Fever? Pain elsewhere? Peeing more or less than usual? But just 3-4 per hpf is not too impressive. ...Read more

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I am 21 female. Urine test shows specific gravity- 1010 & Epithelial cells- 3-5/hpf. Is this normal?

I am 21 female. Urine test shows specific gravity- 1010 & Epithelial cells- 3-5/hpf.
Is this normal?

Normal: Your urine is fairly dilute with a SG of 1.010. Epthelial cells are quite normal in a female. These came from your vagina. There would likely be less or no epithelial cells if your labia were widely separated & you caught a mid-stream specimen. No RBCS, WBCs or bacteria is excellent. Good Luck, no cause for any concern ...Read more

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Constipation relieved after using medication for 2 days, it is normal now and feeling normal. Urine shows 5-6 epithelial cells and 2-3 wbcs, any prob?

Constipation relieved after using medication for 2 days, it is normal now and feeling normal. Urine shows 5-6 epithelial cells and 2-3 wbcs, any prob?

Constipation: if your constipation has improved, then you likely have nothing to worry about now. If constipation is frequent, I would increase the amount of fiber in your diet for the long run. Consider a fiber supplement such as Metamucil. If you do, increase your fluid intake also. You should have a colonoscopy at age 50, or sooner if you have chronic bowel problems The, urine results were fine. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the normal level of epithelial cell in urine of pregnant lady?

What is the normal level of epithelial cell in urine of pregnant lady?

Contaminant: There is no "normal" amount of these cells. These are basically normal cells that represent contamination of the urine specimen with skin cells. It is very common and not concerning. ...Read more

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I did urine test and rbcs are 6-8 hpf , pus cells 2-3 hpf , some epithelial cells and few mucus are found in urine .. is that normal ????

I did urine test and rbcs are 6-8 hpf , pus cells 2-3 hpf , some epithelial cells and few mucus are found in urine .. is that normal ????

Microscopic Hematuri: I am assuming it is a clean catch specimen. The AUA defines microscopic hematuria as >= 3 RBC's per hpf in 2 of 3 correctly collected specimens. A second clean catch specimen should be obtained 48hrs after any rigorous exercise, sexual activity, menstruation, or trauma, along with a history and PE to rule out illnesses of the urinary tract. ...Read more

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Had urine analysis, RBC 0-2 / WBC 1-2 / epithelial cells : present / phosphates (++++). Is it normal? What does phosphates indicate?

UA: Normal.. Phosphates are waste products of your diet.. It can be a component of kidney stones and can be associated with infection stones.. You may not be drinking enough fluids. ...Read more

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