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What do protein and nitrates in urine means?

What do protein and nitrates in urine means?

Protein ; nitrates: Protein is normally not found in urine. Nitrate can be normally found in urine. It results from protein breakdown. System used to quantify protein is 0, trace, and then 1+ to 4+. So there is a source of protein in the urine and the meaning of this needs to be looked at with any other lab abnormalities, signs/symptoms, clinical context. Follow up with your doctor for any further eval/treatment. ...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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I have constant blood, protein and nitrates in urine after being septic from polyneufritus and acute uti. What could possibly be the cause?

I have constant blood, protein and nitrates in urine after being septic from polyneufritus and acute uti. What could possibly be the cause?

Pylonephritis...: Blood, protein and nitrates persistent in the urine under any circumstances is concerning. Following acute infections, it is of even more concern. Please visit your fp, internist, or a nephrologist. Barring this your local er. If the infection is cleared, then damage or other causes effecting the kidney may be ongoing. You may have continued infection. See a doc now. ...Read more

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What do protein and nitrate in your urine mean?

What do protein and nitrate in your urine mean?

Proteinuria: Protein is normally not found in urine. Nitrate can be normally found in urine ; results from protein breakdown. System used to quantify protein is 0, trace, and then 1+ to 4+. So there is a source of protein in the urine and the meaning of this needs to be looked at with any other lab abnormalities, signs/symptoms, clinical context. Follow up with your doctor for any further evaluation/treatment. ...Read more

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What does protein, leukocytes and nitrates in urine mean?

What does protein, leukocytes and nitrates in urine mean?

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

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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.

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.

Probably not: Typical care for pregnancy includes a urine culture in early pregnancy. If that was negative and you have no symptoms, I wouldnt' treat at this point. Your obgyn can be more specifically helpful at your next visit. ...Read more

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Did urine dip at work and it is positive for nitrates and protein 3+ everything else is normal. What does this mean?

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

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What does it mean if I have high nitrates and protein in urine?

What does it mean if I have high nitrates and protein in urine?

Abnormal urine: Under normal conditions, urine contains no nitrates (n). N may be a sign of a uti. You should see a physician have a urine sent off of a culture and, if there are bacteria take a course of antibiotics. Repeat the urine analysis and if you still have protein, you should see a nephrologist for a 24 hour urine collection for creatinine clearance and protein as well as getting some blood work. ...Read more

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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.?

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.?

UTI: This may be a urinary tract infection. See a doctor or go to a clinic to get a full urinalysis done. If an infection, they can get you started on antibiotics. ...Read more

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On 3rd antibiotic still UTI symptoms WBC protein in urine no nitrates no culture grown ultrasound showed thinning of cortex only. What next?

On 3rd antibiotic still UTI symptoms WBC protein in urine no nitrates no culture grown ultrasound showed thinning of cortex only. What next?

Urologist: Time to see a urologist. You may require a cystoscopy to investigate the bladder. Sometimes, non-infectious causes will produce white cells without bacteria, such as interstitial cystitis. ...Read more

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Urine has no nitrates but has luekacytes what does that mean?

Urine has no nitrates but has luekacytes what does that mean?

Leukocytes: May be infection, specially if there are symptoms such as urinary frequency, burning sensation when urinating, sometimes assymptomatic pyuria (white blood cells in urine without symptoms of infection). ...Read more

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Dr. Says I have nitrate in my urine and what is the cause and outcome?

Dr. Says I have nitrate in my urine and what is the cause and outcome?

Nitrate: This is a result from a urine dipstick. Certain bacteria cause nitrates to appear in the urine so it may indicate a urine infection. You should ask your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Nitrate in urine, is does this mean?

Nitrate in urine, is does this mean?

Bacteria: 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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What does high nitrates in urine mean?

What does high nitrates in urine mean?

NitrAtes or nitrites: Urinary nitrates (from food additives & dietary protein) are generally considered normal. Nitrites, however, indicate the presence of bacteria that can enzymatically change nitrates into nitrites, which are present in urinary tract infections. ...Read more

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High nitrate content in urine sign of what?

High nitrate content in urine sign of what?

Nitrates or nitrites: Nitrates can be normal in urine and often the result of protein metabolism. 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

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Do nitrates in urine always prove UTI?

Do nitrates in urine always prove UTI?

Almost: The chance that a person has a UTI if their nitrite test is positive is 92 to 100 percent, depending on which study you look at. ...Read more

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Blood test. Pos for nitrates in urine?

Blood test. Pos for nitrates in urine?

Not sure: Positive nitrites in the urine is indicative of a urinary tract infection. I am not sure what blood test has to do with it, though. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have leukocytes in urine with no nitrates?

What does it mean if you have leukocytes in urine with no nitrates?

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

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Urine nitrate positive what does this mean?

Urine nitrate positive what does this mean?

You may have an: Infection with a nitrate producing bacteria. What were the rest of the urinalysis results? ...Read more

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What does a unusual amount of nitrates in your urine mean

What does a unusual amount of nitrates in your urine mean

Tests: This test is used to measure the metabolism of nitrogen containing substances in the urine by bacteria which may be causing infection. It is generally a worthless test with numerous false positive values and some false negative values. Tests, taken by themselves, out of the context of clinical signs and symptoms, seldom are of any value and can be confusing. ...Read more

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Can urine nitrates be a symptom of interstitial cystitis?

Can urine nitrates be a symptom of interstitial cystitis?

Nitrites sign of UTI: Nitrite testing is thus to demonstrate bacteria in the urine & will be negative in subjects with interstitial cystitis unless they also have a urinary tract infection. Symptoms are something that you feel, & symptoms of ic are similar to utis, ie urinary frequency and bladder or pelvic pain. Microscopic hematuria (blood in urine) in absence of a UTI & negative urinary nitrites could be sign of ic. ...Read more

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Urine has ph of 9.0 blood leukocyte and nitrates? What can this indicate?

Urine has ph of 9.0 blood leukocyte and nitrates? What can this indicate?

Urinalysis: These urinalysis findings are suspicious of a urinary tract infection, but for diagnosis a clean catch urine has to be sent for culture and colony count. ...Read more

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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

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I had a urine test and it said I had a level of 2000, nitrates. Indicating alcohol use. What does this mean. It said that my level should be at 50?

I had a urine test and it said I had a level of 2000, nitrates. Indicating alcohol use. What does this mean. It said that my level should be at 50?

2000/50: KMack, I have no idea what your doctor is telling you - it is not making any sense. What was the reason you saw this doctor?
Two options:
1: Go back to the doctor and have him explain to you what is happening.
2: Make an appointment to see a different doctor.

Please keep me posted - I have never experienced what your reported. ...Read more

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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

Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more