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Misc Routine Culture
Stool check for bugs: Depending upon the doctor's suspicion, based on your exposure risks and symptoms, your stool culture may look for salmonella, shigella, campylobacter, yersinia, and sometimes pathogenic e.Coli, additionally, stool can be checked for clostridium difficile, giardia, parasites, opportunistic pathogens. ...Read more
When trying to get stool sample out of toilet it touched the bowl for a second. Is this going to mess up results?checking blood and routine culture
It might: Ideally the stool sample would not have entered the water. The lab or physician should have given you a plastic container to catch the sample in. ...Read more
Probably not: Heterochromia refers to a person's eyes having different colors, or sometimes a section of one iris is a different color. Some cases can be hereditary, so theoretically there could be a regional increase in heterochromia if people never move away from that area. But otherwise I do not believe that it is more common in any known culture or ethnicity.. ...Read more
What do these results mean... Urine Culture, Routine (LC) ... Mixed Urogenital Flora 10,000-25,000 colony forming units per ML?
Urine Culture: You have "normal" bacteria which are not though to cause a disease (like a UTI) that grew from the culture. We have bacteria all over our body including the urological and genital areas that normally grow there. If you disagree and feel like you have a UTI, you can get the test repeated or look for other causes. ...Read more
My Routine all test urine test had plenty of pus cells and my urine culture came out negative. what is the meaning?
No urinary infection: When a urine culture results show no urinary tract infection, but the microscopic urine analysis shows many pus cells(white blood cells). It usually means that the specimen was contaminated by picking up some vaginal white blood cells(WBC) which are often present in small numbers in normal vaginal secretion. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I had a routine urine test which detected blood. It was then sent off so the urine could be cultured. Can this culture come back negative if there is?
See below: Pregnancy is detected by a specialized urine or blood test for hcg. It is verified by ultrasound. Kub or ua & culture are of no use for pregnancy detection. Stds are detected by cultures specifically for a suspected infection. Trichomonas can be picked up in a ua. A general urine culture will not pick up most stds. A kub or us will not detect stds - just nonspecific effects on internal organs. ...Read more
My routine stool test showed e histolytica cyst twice but stool culture test showed nothing. Wht to do?
Urine culture, routine value: >100, 000 cfu/ml escherichia coli, how do you know severity of infection?
While doing routine check up, my urine analysis had 45 / hpf WBC and culture was negative . I have no symptoms whatsoever , can I ignore it ?
If there were: a lot of epithelial cells - it may have been due to contamination. ...Read more
Is it common to test positive for strep a on rapid strep and a month later test positive for strep c on throat culture?
Not unusual: Group C strep is frequently found on throat culture and is part of the normal flora that reside in the throat. As such, it's role as the causative agent in any given case of pharyngitis is often uncertain. There is no evidence Group C strep causes Acute Rheumatic Fever. *If it is cultured in an asymptomatic individual there is no necessity to treat it unless it's suspected as the cause. ...Read more
Can nicotine and cotinine appear in urine routine and microscoy,culture,microalbumin tests? Can it affect female hormones tests?
What other tests?
No: routine urinalyses, microscopic evaluation, cultures and the like do not test for any drugs, including nicotine/cotinine. Doctors have to order this specifically. I am unaware of any interactions between nicotine/cotinine and other kinds of tests. However, long-term smoking itself can influence hormonal changes in both men and women, depending on which hormone you are talking about. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
During a routine checkup , my urinalysis showed elevated wbc , negative urine culture , no symptoms . What may the cause be ?
Various Causes.: Having WBCs in your urine without symptoms is described as sterile pyuria. This depends also on how many WBCs are present. This can be due to many conditions including contamination, various infections including STIs, inflammatory conditions etc. I would discuss with your provider and have them review your full urinalysis to see if there are any other abnormalities present and review your history. ...Read more
If Piles became infected then Will Stool Routine show pus? and Stool Culture will show bacteria? OR Both Routine and Culture will NORMAL? ThenTREATMEN
Hemorrhoid s: Infected piles can show all the possibilities that you quoted. ...Read more
When lab does a routine stool culture does that include checking for H.pylori ?. They did mine because of Gastrointestinal complains.
Experiencing chunky white discharge, had negative culture for yeast , bv, & trich. . Had routine neg pap also. Freq UTI in past 6 mos. Neg kidney u/s.
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