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How to interpret urine culture report?

How to interpret urine culture report?

Talk to pathologist: The report is usually issued to your doctor, who should explain it to you. If you still have issues, you may contact the pathologist in-charge of the lab that did the test. The issue is not suitable for this forum for an adequate explanation. 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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Can a urine culture detect stis?

Can a urine culture detect stis?

Some: Gonorrhea may be seen in urine culture. Chlamydia and gonorrhea can also be tested by nucleic acid tests on urine. Read more

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What can I learn from a urine culture?

What can I learn from a urine culture?

Depends: Are you doing the culture? If not, the laboratory performing the culture will provide the results and if there is significant organism the antibiotic sensitivity of the organism. 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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How do a urinalyisis and a urine culture differ?

See below: Urineanalayis checks for abnormalities in the urine i.E glucose, blood, protein and white cells which could indicate an infection
a culture looks for specific bacteria that is the cause of an infection. Read more

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What is the cause of urine culture negative bacteriuria?

What is the cause of urine culture negative bacteriuria?

May be a: Problem in collection/transport (bactericidal agents in the container?, delayed transport to the lab? - urine specimens need to be processed within 2 h of collection). A selected fastidious bacterial agent may not grow in usual culture media. Read more

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What are the differences between urinalyisis and urine culture?

What are the differences between urinalyisis and urine culture?

See answer: Urine analysis is using a dipstick to detect protein, blood etc and also lookig at the urine under a microscope to see cells and othe rsubstances to diagnose kidney problems
urine culture is incubating the urine to grow/reveal the type of bacteria to direct treatment. Read more

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Urine culture has indicated "e.Coli grown". What does this indicate?

E.Coli UTI: Your culture results, from the information given, indicates that your urine culture has e. Coli in it. If the culture findings are > 100, 000 colonies, you should see a have your physician order an appropriate antibiotic to treat your uti. Read more

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

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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Is there a difference between Urine Culture and Urine Microscopy, or are they synonymous?

Yes: Urine microscopy means looking at the urine with a microscope. Usually the urine is free of cells and other debris. If white blood cells or bacteria are seen the urine culture attempts to grow the bacteria and identify the kind of infection present Read more

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Urine culture came back negative. I'm having trouble with urgency and frequency. What could it be?

Urine culture came back negative. I'm having trouble with urgency and frequency. What could it be?

GU irritation?: If not UTI something is still irritating your bladder so it reacts with the feeling of urgency to urinate even when empty. Irritation can come from stones in the bladder or from mass lesions around it such as fibroids or enlarged uterus or severe constipation (fecal mass im rectum). If none, check with a urologist Read more

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Why is it I have white cells elevated in my urine yet when they do the urine culture nothing grows?

Other causes: Chlamydia, mycoplasma, and some possibly-immune bladder conditions can do this, and since you are a woman, there are always white cells in the vagina and doing the "clean catch" maneuver you're supposed to do for the urine is difficult or impossible. Don't forget TB or one of the obscure kidney diseases may also be considerations. Good luck, and correlate with your clinical findings. 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

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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When collecting urine sample for urine culture how many hours is it recommended not to void before collecting the sample to get an accurate results?

When collecting urine sample for urine culture how many hours is it recommended not to void before collecting the sample to get an accurate results?

Urine culture: What is necessary during a urine collection for culture is to avoid contamination when collection the urine sample, that is the vulva or the penis has to be wiped clean than collect a mid stream urine, but not how long to wait before voiding, assuming there is urine in the bladder Read more

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How to interpret urine culture/ urinalysis?

Normal ranges: The urinalysis report should contain a normal reference range for each item tested. If there are any tests that fall out of that range, it will be flagged as abnormal. As far as a urine culture is concerned, if the specimen was collected correctly, any bacteria found would be considered abnormal and should probably be treated, especially if you have symptoms of a urinary tract infection. 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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What is urine culture how is done? What can it detects?

Urine culture.: For a urine culture, a sample of your urine is collected in a sterile cup and is then sent to a laboratory for analysis. It lets us know if there's a bacterial infection in the urine. It also lets us know the identity of the bacterium and the antibiotics to which the bacterium is sensitive. 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


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Salmonella (Definition)

Is a bacterium which is a cause of gastrointestinal infection presenting with fever and diarrhea for 4-7 days and is transmitted as a zoonosis, that is, directly or indirectly from an animal host such as chickens or their eggs. Only salmonella typhi is ...Read more