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Sepsis Urine Culture
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 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Urine culture, routine value: >100, 000 cfu/ml escherichia coli, how do you know severity of infection?
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
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
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