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Protein And Nitrates In Urine
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 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 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
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
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
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.
My 5 year old daughter has blood, traces of protein and nitrates in her first morning urine every day. Her samples for the rest of the day are all ok?
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
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
Went to a care here clinic b/c I thought I had a UTI. They used a strip to test my urine. Said no nitrate no blood had protein++, leu +. what's this?!
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.?
On 3rd antibiotic still UTI symptoms WBC protein in urine no nitrates no culture grown ultrasound showed thinning of cortex only. What next?
What does these results indicate in a urine test: occasional red blood cells and pus cells. Few epithelial cells seen. Colour light yellow. Clear. Ph6.5. Protein, nitrate, sugar, bile pigment, casts, crystals, organisms NIL. Pain while urinating.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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?
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
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
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