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Leukocyte 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Urine results: Leukocytes/white blood cells indicate that inflammatory/infectious process is occurring, especially if rbcs are not present to support the idea of whole blood in the urine. Lab findings must be taken in a clinical context; we would need to know what symptoms, issues, or other info available if any to help evaluate. Read more
Leukocytes = WBCs: White blood cells in the urine indicate that an inflammatory or immune system reaction is taking place. Without more information, in terms of other urine or laboratory markers, symptoms, etc. That is about all one can say with regard to this. If you are having symptoms or other issues you may want to see your doctor for further assistance. Read more
Infection: Leukocytes are white blood cells, which are the infection-fighters. If you have wbcs in the urine, then you probably have a urinary tract infection that needs to be treated with antibiotics. You may have symptoms like burning, pain, hesitancy, incontinence, frequency, urgency, nighttime urination, residual sensation after, or even blood in the urine. Watch out for fevers or back pain! Read more
UTI, blockage: Leucocytes (wbcs) in urine most commonly suggest kidney or bladder infection bacterial or fungal, urinary blockage congenital or otherwise, not uncommon & benign in pregnancy, following surgical reconstruction, enlargement, repair or repalcement of bladder, urinary retention, catheter or foreign body in bladder, kidney or ureter. Sexual intercourse with subsequent cystitis or urethritis. Read more
Leukocytes = WBCs: White blood cells in the urine indicate that an inflammatory or immune system reaction is taking place. Normally there should be none or a very tiny amount. This finding needs to be looked at with other lab findings and clinical context such as symptoms, physical exam and so on. Please see your doctor for more info. Read more
UTI: Protein, Leukocytes, and Nitrates may imply that you have a urinary tract infection. Are you having any symptoms of burning, itching, increased urinary frequency, urgency? If yes, then you should connect with us via Healthtap or see your PCP as you may need antibiotics for your condition. Read more
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
Recent urine test shows Leukocyte Esterase Small. What does that mean? Also shows Moderate Blood and Turbid appearance. Any ideas?
I have leukocyte estrerase positive in urine report. Wbc range is also 0-5 present. What its mean. I have also tiny concretions in kidney ultrasound repo?
Uncertain findings: The issue is whether you have any urinary symptoms at this time? If not, it is likely unimportant. If you do, you may receive an empiric abx treatment or further evaluation Read more
Hi I had a urine test and had positive leukocyte esterase. No other symptoms. Can it mean anything other than a UTI or could it be lab error?
What does it mean if urine is cloudy & trace of occult blood, 2+ Leukocyte Esterase, WBC10-20, 6-10Squamous Epithelial cells, few Bacteria& 0-5Hyalin?
UTI: Consult your PCP for treatmentGet a more detailed answer ›
What do these test results mean? CO2 20 LO, ALT 36 HI, MPV 12.1 HI, Ketone, Urine 3+, 80 mg/dL, *Leukocyte Esterase MODERATE *, WBC, Urine 5-10 HI
Discuss results: The Dr who ordered the test needs to provide feedback to you in a way that clarifies the impact on your Dx and Tx options. It should make sense to you or it is not a finished piece of work. Get a consult and perhaps bring someone along to help you understand and remember the details. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does an urinalysis report of: leukocyte esterase 1+, urine WBC 6-10 and squamous epithelial cells 0-5 mean an infection?
Not necessarily: Voided (vs. Catheterized) urine specimens in women are potentially subject to contamination. Urine culture is the definitive method of determining the presence of infection. Another important point is that in older women in the absence of symptoms, this kind of urine abnormality alone or even a positive culture should not be treated with antibiotics (asymptomatic bacteriuria). Read more