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Salmonella In Urine Culture
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 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
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
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
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
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
I was recenty sent to do a urine culture because bactera was shown in my urine. Does this mean Ihave apid?
Doubtful: Sounds like a UTI; however, if you are having severe pelvic pain or discharge, please see you GYN ASAP. ...Read more
Recently gone for urine culture report which said no growth of pathogens evn aftr 48 hrs. What does this indicate?
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
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
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
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
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
Grow UTI bacteria: 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. No growth is negative. ...Read more
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
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
Any time now.: The urine desk in microbiology checks each urine culture for growth daily. If the urine is heavily infected, the culture could show positive results even after 24 hours. Most urine cultures are finalized after 3 days. If there is no growth, contamination, or uncommon bacterial species, processing could take longer. If you don't get a response contact your doctor's office, who can contact the lab. ...Read more
Went to dr. 2 weeks ago urine culture came back positive, was put on ciprofloxan (not really any relief). But cultures came back negative?
Repeat visit to: Physician or urologist. Get another c;s.Get a more detailed answer ›
Treat patient: First of all, we treat the patient, not the lab result. If the symptoms suggest urinary infection and the culture shows a dominant single organism, then the choice to use antibiotics along with other methods would be clear. ...Read more
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