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What it is leukocyte esterase trace?

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

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What does large leukocyte esterase mean?

What does large leukocyte esterase mean?

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

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Leukocyte esterase-large should I be scared?

Leukocyte esterase-large should I be scared?

I presume this: Is from a urine specimen. Not to worry. The antibiotics that ur dr has prescribed should treat ur uti. Take care! http://www.Cystex.Com/how-do-i-prevent-utis/10-doctor-recommended-tips-for-urinary-tract-infection-uti-prevention/. ...Read more

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For leukocyte esterase what does a large result mean?

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

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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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I had a positive result for leukocyte esterase. What could this mean. Also I had a trace of blood seen in the unrine.

I had a positive result for leukocyte esterase. What could this mean. Also I had a trace of blood seen in the unrine.

UTI: Leukocyte esterase is usually an indicator of a urinary tract infection of some kind. UTI's can also cause a small amount of blood in the urine as well. Hope this helps! ...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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What does large leukocyte esterase, ua mean?

What does large leukocyte esterase, ua mean?

Infection: Leukocyte esterase in urine is a marker of infection in the urinary system. ...Read more

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What does leukocyte esterase ua large means?

What does leukocyte esterase ua large means?

UA: It suggests but does not confirm the presence of a urinary infection. A culture should be done to confirm and identify a causative bacteria if present. ...Read more