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What is meaning of leu neg nitrite pod. And leuk pos nitrite neg urine dips?

What is meaning of  leu neg nitrite  pod. And leuk pos nitrite  neg urine dips?

Uti: When both leucoyte and nitrites are positive then it is strongly indicative of uti. If only leucocyte is positive and nitrite negative, it can still be uti, but with organisms who doesnt convert to nitrite, low urine ph or early phase of uti. Vice versa also indicates UTI and if alone nitrite is pos it is still a strong predictor of uti. In all circumstances clinical signs and symptoms are imp. ...Read more

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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What causes nitrites in urine?

What causes nitrites in urine?

UTI: Nitrite is a marker on the dipstick that can indicated a uti. Many of the bacteria that cause a UTI create nitrite in the urinary tract and the specific reagent on the dipstick will show its presence. ...Read more

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What does the presence of nitrite in urine signifies?

What does the presence of nitrite in urine signifies?

Nitrite: A positive Urine Nitrite Test is indicative of bacteria in urine. Gram negative organisms like E.Coli are often picked up with this test. ...Read more

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Urinalysis showed positive for nitrites in urine?

Urinalysis showed positive for nitrites in urine?

UTI: Bacteria that cause a urinary tract infection (UTI) make an enzyme that changes urinary nitrates to nitrites. Nitrites in urine show a UTI is present. ...Read more

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2 rounds of atibitics for UTI and still feel pressure. pain above groin and sometimes goes to side. I have nitrites in urine but that's it, Help?

2 rounds of atibitics for UTI and still feel pressure. pain above groin and sometimes goes to side.  I have nitrites in urine but that's it,  Help?

Stone history?: Kidney or ureteral stones can often present with groin pain with associated flank pain, along with and infection that can not be cleared in the setting of obstruction by the stone. Ask your doctor about a non-contrast CT, in order to rule out stones. ...Read more

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Could the presence of nitrite in urine be the reason for my TSH hormone level be 8.6 mu/l ?

Could the presence of nitrite in urine be the reason for my TSH hormone level be 8.6 mu/l ?

TSH urine: No elevated TSH does not cause nitrites in urine nitrites in urine appear from breakdown of nitrates excreted in urine by bacteria so the cause of the nitrites in urine is bacteria in urine which indicates a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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I have nitrite present in urine without any other problem(everything else normal) ! no symptoms also! what causes it ?

I have nitrite present in urine without any other problem(everything else normal) ! no symptoms also! what causes it ?

Check out this link: Positive urine nitrites suggest urinary tract infection. Symptoms may or may not be prrsent. Follow up with your dr for any concerns. Take care! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/urine-test. ...Read more

Nitrite (Definition)

Comprised of nitrogen & 2 oxygen molecules. Sodium nitrite is used in meat industry to prevent bacterial growth & to maintain the meat's red color (≥ 22mg/kg body weight is toxic); cooking at high heat allows nitrites to combine with Amino Acids to form nitros-amines (carcinogens). It can be converted by many pathways to nitric oxide, a potent vaso-dilator.Amyl nitrite can be ...Read more