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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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I have a urine culture showing: Greater than 100, 000 col/ml Group B Beta Hemolytic Streptococcus (Strep agalactiae). Sensitivity not What does it mean?

I have a urine culture showing: Greater than 100, 000 col/ml Group B Beta Hemolytic Streptococcus (Strep agalactiae). Sensitivity not What does it mean?

Probable UTI: Group B beta strep is commonly carried in the vagina, usually without harm, except if present during labor, it can cause serious infections in the baby. However, it sometimes causes UTI as well. If you have typical UTI symptoms (urineary frequency, urgency, burning) or high white blood cells in the urine, you should be treated. If not, maybe retest and don't worry if neg. Discuss w/ your doctor. ...Read more

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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 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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What is the definition or description of: urine culture?

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

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What does 50, 000 gram of positive rod mean for urine culture?

What does 50, 000 gram of positive rod mean for urine culture?

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

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What's the difference between an urinaysis and an urine culture?

Very different tests: Urinalysis is analysis of urine usually a run on a machine. Urine culture is looking for any bacterial growth on a medium for several days. This is done in a microbiology laboratory ...Read more

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Urine culture shows scanty growth of mixed flora. What does it mean?

Don't worry: Most likely its contaminated and either repeat culture with clean catch urine if symptom of dysuria present. ...Read more

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What does it mean when there is an uncommon growth in a urine culture?

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

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When do you reapet urine culture after (imipeneme) inj. For 7 days?

Minimum 2 to 4 days.: Minimum 2 to 4 days to allow for elimination of the parenteral antibiotic from your system to avoid any false "-" results. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take to get the results back from a urine culture?

Urine Culture: Usually the lab will return results of a urine culture within 3-5 days. The bacteria need time to grow so, depending on when the sample was collected, then shipped to lab, then analyzed it could take up to 5 days. ...Read more

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I had a urine culture sunday. When should the results be back today is wednesday.?

I had a urine culture sunday. When should the results be back today is wednesday.?

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

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How can I treat e-coli in urine culture?

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

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How to interpret mom's urine culture report?

Culture report: If the urine culture report is negative, there is no infection. If the report shows bacteria or fungus, there is a problem that can be dealt with antibiotics or anti-fungal agents. Ask the physician (P) who ordered the culture for more details, as the P knows your mother the best. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does a urine culture show besides bacteria growing?

That's all.: That seems to be enough. The standard urinalysis checks for all manner of other things - chemicals, cells, concentration, etc. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get a urine culture back for uti?

Depends on the lab: And your health care provider should have told you when it will be back usually 1-3 days. ...Read more

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Kleibsella in urine culture is normal.? As 4 times it has come

Klebsiella: This is not normal. Whether it is indicative of a urinary tract infection would depend upon the number of bacteria per milliliter of urine, the repetitiveness with which it is cultured, and so on. You can have what is called asymptomatic bacteriuria in women that does not require treatment, but not in men. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What does significant growth of e.Coli in urine culture means?

Urinary infection: A count of more than 100, 000/ml is usually indicative of urinary infection. ...Read more

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What does it mean when one has bacteria present in a urine culture?

Depends upon type.: In most instances, urine should not contain any bacteria, and the presence of bacteria might indicate an infection. Sometimes when a urine culture is collected, a few bacteria from the skin or end of the urethra may "contaminate" the urine. In such cases, bacteria may not indicate a real disease. Need to know type and # of bacteria and whether there are accompanying white blood cells in urine. ...Read more

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Mixed gram positive flora found in urine culture - what does that mean?

Mixed gram positive flora found in urine culture - what does that mean?

Contaminated: Specimen. The urine sample was not collected properly and was contaminated with bacteria not actually present in the urine. See this site for "midstream collection".
http://www. Bd.com/vacutainer/labnotes/volume14number2/. ...Read more

Streptococcus (Definition)

Is a group of bacteria that grown in long chains of cocci (round cells). They are classified in part by whether they hemolyze sheep red blood cells completely, partial or not at all. The beta (complete) hemolysis ones are further classified by their capsules and the prototype is group a streptococci, that cause strep throat and rheumatic fever. The Alpha (partial) ...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