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Positive Leukocytes In Urine Negative Nitrates
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
I was hospitalized 2 months ago with a kidney infection ESBL. The home urine test says that I have leukocyte but negative for nitrates? Upper back pa
For 9 months consistently I am flagged with my urine tests at over 500 for the leukocyte esterase, I’m usually also flagged for nitrates being hi.
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Why were the tests done? Do you have any symptoms? All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests.
The two results you mentioned are markers for urinary infection.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
History of kidney stones. Intermittent flank pain and pain below rib cage. No UTI symptoms, but home urine test showed 500+ leukocyte and no nitrate?
My urine test is positive for leukocytes and negative for nitrates, is that even possible fot uti?
Yes: Leukocytes mean your body is making an inflammatory reaction. A positive nitrite test indicates a gram negative bacteria is present. You could have a bladder infection with a bacteria which does not convert nitrates to nitrites. An example is enterococci, which can cause an infection, cause white cells, yet not change the nitrites portion of the dipstick. Microscopic exam and culture are important. ...Read more
My urine test is positive for leukocytes and negative for nitrates, is that even possible for UTI in my penis?
Urethritis: A urine test with positive leukocytes suggests local inflammation, commonly in the bladder in women or the urethra (tube carrying the urine from the bladder to the outside)in men. Inflammation of the urethra (urethritis) is commonly caused by chlamydia infection, but may have non infectious causes also. Your doctor may prescribe antibiotic. ...Read more
Have fever cold symptoms and aches thinking influenza. Testing positive urine for leukocytes negative nitrates. Could it be UTI?
Urine test positive for WBC negative for nitrate. Was on analpram for hemorrhoid for 3 weeks no off for week and a half. Can this cause WBC in urine?
Not likely: This is not likely. Adequate fluid intake and if symptoms get treated otherwise repeat urinalysis and do what is called a clean catch. Ask clinic staff to guide you in collection ...Read more
Urine output is more than input in the past week, no pain and urine test is Negative for nitrates but slight leukocytes present what does this mean?? X
Why do I still have nitrates and leukocytes on my urine dipstick when the urine culture is negative?
Many reasons: There are many possible reasons why a urine culture is negative but the nitrates and leukocytes are positive. 1. If your taking antibiotics then that would prevent growth of the urine culture. 2. The leukocytes and nitrates do not represent an actual bacterial infection but other viral, chemical, or environmental reasons for a positive result 3. Dipstick test or urine culture tests are false. ...Read more
My urine is "gunky" and dips is + for nitrates, moderat non-hemolyzed blood, neg leukocytes. Excessive sweating at night, mild frequency & no pain! ?
Bad UTI 2 months ago but now have positive test for blood- trace, and leukocyte but neg for nitrates and slight inflated protein -v slightly worry?
Hi, You might still have a residual infection but because you have taken Antibiotics your UA doesn't show Nitrate (depends on when you have taken the Antibiotics last).
Also I'm sure a kidney function has been done and also Urine Micro (the shape of RBC and WBC been looked at under Microscope), how much protein? If you have these info please let me know.
Also repeat UA in 2 wks, get a Sono. ...Read more
New symp of uti. Urgency, low fever, pressure. Nitrate and leukocyte neg but micro blood positive. Can urinalysis be neg in very early uti infections?
Hi, I had experienced pain when urinating the morning after having genital to genital contact with a new sex partner. Then I took an AZO test and it was positive for leukocyte and negative for Nitrate so I'm wondering if this could be an STI?
Leukocytes = WBCs: White blood cells in the urine indicate that an inflammatory or immune system reaction is taking place. Nitrates can be normal in urine. Nitrites can indicate infection. 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 doctor for more help. ...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
I have been having a strong fishy smell to my urine with +++ bilirubin, ++++ nitrates and leukocytes, moderate blood, pH 5, what could this be?
I'm 5 weeks postpartum with high leukocytes but no nitrates or red blood cells in urine. Minor irritation when urinating, no other symptoms. Any ideas?
Do a urine culture: There might be an infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
Have take a at home UTI. Test. Results come back with Leukocyte level at 125++. nitrate level is at its darkest per the test with a positive....
Here are some...: Glad to know how to self test urine to confirm if you get UTI. The reported result is indicative of bacterial UTI with common Gram (-) bacilli. So, you need antibiotic Rx. But how to minimize its recurrence is at least equally important. How to get healthcare-related things done correctly has not to be hard by following instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more
My daughter had a urine done recently due to UTI symptoms it showed 93 WBC 1198 red blood cells no nitrates cultures grew ecoli possible causes?
Uriine-urythocytes high, ketones 20, leukocyte esters large, leukocytes 40, nitrates positive. In blood-leukocytes high, urea nitrogen low. Am I dying?
You have a uti: When a urinalysis shows large Leukocytes and nitrites positive you have a urinary tract infection and need antibiotics pending the culture report. On your blood test, you said leukocytes high which indicates infection. If you have fever and chills and back pain, could be kidney infection and may need treatment at Emergency Room now. You are not dying, but need urgent treatment ...Read more
Burns to pee. Penis hurt for around 2 days after sex. Mild epididymitis. STI tests negative. UTI test shows high leukocyte zero nitrate what could be?
2 days too early!:
See someone at the Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Clinic.
It may be way too early in the infection for the STI tests you took, to test positive. Have yourself retested at an STD clinic; during that visit, the details of your case may prompt the clinician to prescribe you antibiotics for at least a non-gonococcal urethritis. ...Read more
Have moderate bacteria in urine test but rest is all (_ve) e.g the RBC, leukocyte, protein or nitrate. Need for urine culture & antibiotic? 6months preg.
If I have high leukocyte and low nitrate levels on UTI test, what could these indicate? Is herpes a possibility?
I've had pain with urinating, frequent urge to pee, strong odor and yellow discharge for three days. No itching or burning. Tested -nitrate +leukocyte?
Vaginal area hurts burns and itches took a UTI screening test showed I was positive for leucocytes in my urine and the nitrate was negative help me!
My daughter just took an at home UTI strip test and it came back positive for leukocytes but negative for nitrates. Does this mean she has an infectio?
No: It just means it detected the breakdown products of leucocytes in the sample. You don't mention the age, which is relevant, but most home testing is done wrong. If a woman/girl does a squat pee to collect a sample it is both pee and a vaginal washout. That sample is relatively worthless. Leukocytes can also appear in the urine in any febrile child without infection. ...Read more
If a urinalysis was taken & leukocytes were positive but nitrate were negative. What does thar mean? Could that mean positive for a uti?
Slight discomfort in urethra. Took UTI test, positive leukocytes, negative nitrates. Finished prescribed antibio for possible uti, same test results?
The AZO test said leukocytes are positive (very light purple) but negative for nitrates. I am also fighting a URI. Could it be (+) because of my URI?
Took an AZO at home UTI test. Positive for Leukocytes, negative on Nitrates. I have no pain just urgency and slight burn. Comes and goes, not const.
UTI: These home kits are meant to indicate probability that symptoms are due to infection. The absence of nitrites in the urine can mean either that the organism causing infection doesn't convert nitrate to nitrite or that the inflammation indicated by symptoms and by leukocytes is not bacterial. You should see a doctor and determine whether you should be treated. Frankly it sounds like UTI to me. ...Read more
Took an Azo test strip positive for leukocytes completely negative for nitrate. Frequent urge to pee and pressure felt in uretha. Uti?
Took a UTI test and tested positive for leukocytes but negative for nitrates. Took a STD test recently and was negative and blood work was negative. It burns after I pee once in awhile and penis itch?
Leukocytes mean that there is inflammatory process. Positive nitrite test is positive when there is urinary infection due to gram negative bacteria.
Urine positive for Leukocytes and neg nitrite in men can be due to Chlamydia infection in urethra
It is important to establish the diagnosis as your sexual partner also needs to be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
Did urine dip at work and it is positive for nitrates and protein 3+ everything else is normal. What does this mean?
Urine dipstick: Nitrite: many bacteria produce enzyme nitrate reductase which confers the ability to convert urinary nitrate to nitrite. Positive test means possible UTI. Next step is urine culture. Protein:most sensitive to albumin in urine but positive protein (trace, 1+, 2+ 3+) may not reliable if urine sample is dilute. Dipstick may not detect albuminuria of 30 to 300 mg/day. More tests needed. Consult PCP ...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
I tested my urine and I have a very high level of nitrates in my urine but negative for protien. I am experiencing lower left sided pain in my back.?
Hi my urine is showing positive leukocyte Estrada +3 also also 20/40 WBC any ifnfo would be greta?
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