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Had sepsis, blood in urine, urobilinogen level went from .2 to 2 in 2 hours. Dx of UTI, but urine culture came back negative. Any other ideas for dx?

Had sepsis, blood in urine, urobilinogen level went from .2 to 2 in 2 hours. Dx of UTI, but urine culture came back negative.  Any other ideas for dx?

Too complicated: There are too many possibilities and this sort of problem is too dangerous for an opinion on a forum like this. You'll have to keep working with the doctor responsible for your care. Good luck! ...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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If blood cultures are taken because there is a suspicion of sepsis, does it particularly matter if urine cultures are not also taken? Why?

If blood cultures are taken because there is a suspicion of sepsis, does it particularly matter if urine cultures are not also taken? Why?

Blood cultures: Sepsis is a condition where a local infection has spread to the bloodstream; the process does not normally show any telltale signs in the urine UNLESS the source of the infection is suspected to be the bladder or the kidney. However, statistically, at your age, infection in the genitourinaty tract is often the most likely source, so, if that is suspected, a urine sample is indicated to confirm. ...Read more

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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

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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 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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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 a routine urine culture and ssensitivity test for? Does it picky up STDs

Urine C&S not 4 STDs: Urine culture and sensitivity is used to determine what bacteria, if any, growing in urine and which antibiotic(s) are most appropriate. This is not the way to test for stds. I have, however seen trichomonas in ua. ...Read more

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Can the meds Azo make high WBC in my urinalysis? My urine culture was negative tho?

Azo: Azo is not an antibiotic. It will relieve your symptoms of uti. Be careful because infection could get worse and you are masking it with the azo. ...Read more

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Urine culture, routine value: >100, 000 cfu/ml escherichia coli, how do you know severity of infection?

Urine culture, routine value: >100, 000 cfu/ml escherichia coli, how do you know severity of infection?

How do you feel?: Severity of infection is gauged by your signs and symptoms. Do you have fever, nausea, high temp, flank pain, bladder pain? If you have no symptoms might want to consider repeating the test. ...Read more

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Dr. Simon Kimm
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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


Dr. William Walsh
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Infection In The Blood (Definition)

Sepsis is a condition in which a person has a blood infection, usually caused by bacteria. The bacteria get into the bloodstream and are spread all over the body. The infection plus the immune system's response to it causes the symptoms of sepsis, which include fever, rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, high white ...Read more