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I had a urine test. It showed the urine was cloudy & the squamous epithelial cell count was abnormal (>50/lpf abnormal) What could this mean?

I  had a urine test. It showed the urine was cloudy & the squamous epithelial cell count was abnormal (>50/lpf abnormal) What could this mean?

Contamination : When there are more than 5 to 10 squamous epithelium cells per high-powered field that means a urine sample was contaminated with skin cells. Any type of culture of the urine will demonstrate the presence of skin bacteria. ...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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What does it mean when you have squamous epithelial cells in urine?

What does it mean when you have squamous epithelial cells in urine?

Not worrisome: Squamous cells in urine could be contamination from genitalia's squamous epithelium mucosa or from trigone area of urinary bladder (female). Not worrisome. We are talking about benign squamous cells. ...Read more

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I had a urine culture done no bacteria but found trace of blood it said beside it negative my doc said everything is fine.It also say ketones leu nit all neg .Squamos epithelial< 1.

I had a urine culture done no bacteria but found trace of blood it said beside it negative my doc said everything is fine.It also say ketones leu nit all neg .Squamos epithelial< 1.

Clinical context: All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. You doctor's conclusions seems warranted. ...Read more

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Epithelial cells in urine and have been having kidney pain. What is going on?

Try again: Epi's almost always are a marker of a contaminated specimen--it picked up skin cells along the stream. Need a good clean catch, and are looking for bacteria, white blood cells, nitrite, leukocyte esterase, and WBC casts for classic pyelonephritis (kidney infection). If ua clean other than red blood cells, might be a kidney stone. See a doctor for testing. ...Read more

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My urine analysis shows pus cells PLENTY albumin SLIGHT TRACE epithelial cells 0_ 1 help dr..

My urine analysis shows pus cells PLENTY albumin SLIGHT TRACE epithelial cells 0_ 1 help dr..

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, you appear to have urinary infection and should see your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more