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What does it mean when one has bacteria present in a urine culture?

What does it mean when one has bacteria present in a urine culture?

Depends upon type.: In most instances, urine should not contain any bacteria, and the presence of bacteria might indicate an infection. Sometimes when a urine culture is collected, a few bacteria from the skin or end of the urethra may "contaminate" the urine. In such cases, bacteria may not indicate a real disease. Need to know type and # of bacteria and whether there are accompanying white blood cells in urine. ...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 does mixed flora results for urine culture mean?

What does mixed flora results for urine culture mean?

Mixed urine flora: Urine normally should contain salt, water and waste products. If there is infection then there should be more then 100000 colonies of one bacteria but if there are 2-3 different organisms in urine culture then it is called mixed flora and we generally recommend to repeat urine culture for better accuracy. ...Read more

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Urine culture shows scanty growth of mixed flora. What does it mean?

Don't worry: Most likely its contaminated and either repeat culture with clean catch urine if symptom of dysuria present. ...Read more

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I got the results of my urine culture back and it says polymicrobial flora what does it mean? And how did I get it? Pls

I got the results of my urine culture back and it says polymicrobial flora what does it mean? And how did I get it? Pls

It means: That there are more than three germs growing in the culture, and your urine specimen was probably contaminated from external sources, such as stool. If you are still having symptoms after you were treated with antibiotics, you need to obtain a clean catch or a catheterized urine specimen and send to lab for culture. ...Read more

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Mixed gram positive flora found in urine culture - what does that mean?

Mixed gram positive flora found in urine culture - what does that mean?

Contaminated: Specimen. The urine sample was not collected properly and was contaminated with bacteria not actually present in the urine. See this site for "midstream collection".
http://www. Bd.com/vacutainer/labnotes/volume14number2/. ...Read more

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What does C1-10^COLONY COUNT= 1000-10000 mixed flora at final reading^L mean, on a urine culture.

What does C1-10^COLONY COUNT= 1000-10000 mixed flora at final reading^L mean, on a urine culture.

Urine culture: This is a contaminated specimen and it means absolutely nothing. What symptoms do you have, what does your urinalysis show, what were the results of your physical exam and basic lab tests? The internet is not a place in which to turn for a diagnosis. Good luck and you should discuss this with the doctor who ordered it. If still need results get a clean midstream catch into a sterile container. ...Read more

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Urine culture states mixed urogenital flora 50, 000 - 100, 000 colony forming units per mL. What does this means?

Urine culture states mixed urogenital flora 50, 000 - 100, 000 colony forming units per mL. What does this means?

Contaminated: Probably a specimen contaminated with bacteria in the vagina. Should be repeated, as there is no useful information there. Ask how to obtain a "clean catch" specimen. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What do these results mean... Urine Culture, Routine (LC). .. Mixed Urogenital Flora 10, 000-25, 000 colony forming units per ML?

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

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Urine culture results: "Mixed flora. No significant pathogens isolated" what does this mean? Should I stop taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or continue it?

Urine culture results: "Mixed flora. No significant pathogens isolated" what does this mean? Should I stop taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or continue it?

If you started your: Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) you should finish the entire course. Culture results are not helpful, but if your symptoms are improving, you should not worry. If symptoms persist despite completing the Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) consult with your doctor again. ...Read more

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Leukocytes in urine. Urine culture mixed urogenital flora 10, 000-25, 000. Frequent urination. Did not respond to antibiotic. What does this mean?

Mixed flora: Hi Ashley. If you have "mixed flora" in the urine - even with leukocytes (or white cells) - it may mean that the specimen was not a "clean catch" specimen. There are other signs in the test to help determine this. If an urinary tract infection (UTI) is still a consideration, a repeat urine test and culture could be considered. ...Read more

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What does 50, 000 gram of positive rod mean for urine culture?

What does 50, 000 gram of positive rod mean for urine culture?

Lots of bacteria: Gram + rods (or bacilli) are bacteria that stain with a special gram stain and also appear as rod-shaped (bacillus-shaped) under the microscope. Bacillus, clostridium, corynebacterium, ; listeria are the groups of bacteria classified this way. Gram + rods are not common causes of uncomplicated urinary tract infections. See your doctor for more assistance. ...Read more

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What does it mean when there is an uncommon growth in a urine culture?

Urine cultures: You would have to ask the lab what they mean, but usually this terminology applies to an organism not usually seen as a cause of UTI and may be a contaminant. Urine culture accuracy depends upon the way in which the specimen was collected (difficult in women), transported and cultured. Inaccuracies are common. Usually cultures are unnecessary and treatment is empirical. ...Read more

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What dose many mucus in a urine culture mean?

What dose many mucus in a urine culture mean?

Not normal, ? UTI: Urinary infection is most common cause of mucus in urine. So you should have a routine urinalysis. Mucus is sometimes & rarely associated with a muus producing bladder tumor & occasionally with kidney stones. Mucus is always if subject has had bladder enlargement surgery using a segment of bowel, in which case it is a normal finding. ...Read more

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What are epithelial cells and what does it mean when they show up in a urine culture?

Contamination: Epithelial cells are the cells that cover the skin. Generally, a "clean catch" urine specimen will be free of epithelial cells, however if they are present, it means the specimen wasn't completely clean, and may have been contaminated by the skin surface. This can sabotage a good urine culture, and you might need to repeat it. (unless the culture was negative anyway). ...Read more

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If your urine culture shows there is ecoli in urine. Does this mean you have a uti?

If your urine culture shows there is ecoli in urine. Does this mean you have a uti?

Yes: If clean uncontaminated specimen examined and shows e.Coli, there is infection. Urine should not contain bacteria. ...Read more

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What does significant growth of e.Coli in urine culture means?

Urinary infection: A count of more than 100, 000/ml is usually indicative of urinary infection. ...Read more

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How many days after an antibiotic should one take a repeat urine culture?

Depends: Urine culture is usually not needed to check for effectiveness of treatment. A urinalysis is generally sufficient. A culture may be done if symptoms persist or urinalysis shows abnormalities. ...Read more

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Urine culture tested positive for VrE. Put in isolation but not being treated for it. What does that mean?

Urine culture tested positive for VrE. Put in isolation but not being treated for it. What does that mean?

VRE: Vancomycin resistant enterococcus is type of intestinal bacteria resistant to most antibiotics including vancomycin. Means U were likely treated with antibiotics in past & naturally occurring intestinal bacteria became resistant to antibiotics U were taking or VRE was spread by contamination. In hospitals via Dr/health care worker not washing their hands well between patients.? Needs antibiotics ...Read more

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Can you tell me what a urine culture reading colony count= 10, 000- 25, 000 means? Took culture for suspected prostatitis

Incomplete: You have not reported to us the full report. It is missing the most important data. And, thus, it is impossible to answer your question. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have 50, 000 cfu/ enterococcus found in urine culture?

CFU: If it were a catheterized sample it could be the cause of symptoms and be treated. Especially if nothing else grew. ...Read more

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I had a urine culture, results: Diphtheroid species, 30, 000 CFU/ML CONTAMINATED URINE SUBMITTED what does this mean.

I had a urine culture, results: Diphtheroid species, 30, 000 CFU/ML CONTAMINATED URINE SUBMITTED what does this mean.

Negative test: This is a negative result. The urine specimen was contaminated with entirely normal skin or vaginal bacteria. This occurs when the urine is not a carefully collected "clean catch" specimen. But it also shows no abnormal bacteria, so you probably have no UTI. No worries. ...Read more

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If my e coli urine culture shows that it is susceptive to cefixime and ofloxacin which one should I take? Which one is stronger?

Ask your doctor: Your urine culture report has a part known as sensitivity to antibiotic report. Answer to your question might be there. In case that both antibiotics equally strong, your doctor has to make decision which antibiotic to use. ...Read more

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What is gram positive bacteria result from a urine culture test mean?

Urinary infection: Bacteria usually originate from the bowel, vagina, or skin as normal flora of the host.
Gram-positive organisms can include
staphylococcus saprophyticus (causative organism in 5% to 15% of utis) and
enterococcus faecalis it means urinary infection related to gram positive organism. ...Read more

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If urine culture -ve, and can't clear all of urine is it still UTI possible? And what does severel entities responsible for this proble means? Plz help

See a urologist: This is a complex issue and without having full medical history and exam and labs would only be guessing. You need to be seen by an experienced professional and when there make sure all your questions are answered. ...Read more

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Urine culture has mixed growth of 4 bacteria species isolated. Viable count: <10 (small letter 4) /ml probably contaminants. What does this mean to me?

Urine culture has mixed growth of 4 bacteria species isolated. Viable count: <10 (small letter 4) /ml probably contaminants. What does this mean to me?

Meaningless: Almost certainly this means 1) you don't have a urinary tract infection and 2) the urine specimen was not a good "clean catch"; all those bacteria almost certainly come from your vaginal opening, labia, etc. (That's why the lab called them "probably contaminants".) ...Read more

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Urine culture said I had 3 or more colony's that had >10, 000cfu/ml mixture of normal urogenital microbiota none prominent. What does this mean?

Urine culture said I had 3 or more colony's that had >10, 000cfu/ml mixture of normal urogenital microbiota none prominent. What does this mean?

Contamination: Sounds like this was most likely due to contamination of the urine sample (not a clean catch). The bacteria that grew were normal bacteria that live on the skin in and around the urethra rather than pathogenic bacteria that would cause a urinary tract infection. If you are having symptoms of a urinary tract infection (painful urination, increased urgency or frequency) follow up with your dr. ...Read more

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I did my urine detail and urine culture test. The report is normal that means I don't have any kind of bacterial disease or prostate problem, or stdryt?

Depends on test: A normal urinalysis & urine culture suggests there is no bladder or kidney infection. It is not possible to comment on sexually transmitted diseases, as that requires additional testing & will miss diseases that require blood tests. Total honesty with the physician ordering tests is necessary, to be sure correct tests are ordered. Only barrier protection (condoms) can prevent STD during sex. ...Read more

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Urine culture done reading is final 179.00538 C10-25 colony count= 10000-25000 what does this mean says antibiotic not listed I took this prostatitis?

Urine culture done reading is final 179.00538 C10-25 colony count= 10000-25000 what does this mean says antibiotic not listed I took this prostatitis?

Missing Info: You are not giving us the meat of the report. What is the colony of?

Remember. It is the job of the ordering physician to interpret lab reports and to treat you appropriately. Going online is good for information. But, your question should be directed at your physician. The one who knows your symptoms and why you were tested in the first place. ...Read more

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Urine Culture (Definition)

Tiny sample of urine is spread on a bacterial growth culture medium, e.G agar & placed in an incubator to grow. Positive urine cultures demonstrate colonies of bacteria which can then be identified. Such colonies can then be recultured in presence of various antibiotics to identify to which the isolated organism is sensitive. ...Read more