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Several things: Hi. Either you're having intravascular hemolysis and hemoglobin's coming out in the urine, or there are red cells in the urine that measure as urinary hemoglobin. I'd recommend a urinalysis with microscopic evaluation to see if it's reproducible. If no RBCs in urine, Check serum free hemoglobin and haptoglobin, and have a pathologist look at a peripheral blood smear. Good luck! ...Read more
Urinalysis: The dipstick showed the presence of a trace amount of blood but this could be a contaminant from the vaginal area. Recheck another urine specimen being very careful to avoid contamination by using a clean catch technique. Also, request a microscopic analysis which will show any red blood cells present in the urine. If there are no red blood cells, you're ok. Discuss this with your physician ...Read more
On a recent urinalysis, under blood it came back as trace-intact. What does that mean? It shows up every once in a while.
Here are some...: Trace blood on chem-strip urine test is not uncommonly, and microscopic urinalysis should follow to verify if degree of microhematuria is clinically significant or not. In practice, microscopic urinalysis shows 3-5 red blood cells per high power field is significant. Such patients will need further evaluation with imaging studies for kidneys, cystoscopy, etc. More specific detail? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more
I had a UA with mirco today. RBC came back ABN and so did Blood. Result on blood is *trace-intact. Rbc says *3-7. Just wondered what it means?
I just had a UA w Micro test done. The blood portion resulted as Abnormal and says *trace-intact. The RBC's also say Abnormal and has an * 3-7.?
Urinalysis: Relevance depends on the type of symptoms and specimen. A cathed specimen should not have blood in it. If this is a clean catch it is common for women to have some blood in their urine. Kidney stones and urinary tract infection can cause you to have some blood in your urine. ...Read more
Last month I has a urine test I was ok, but now another test was done and came out with urine blood trace-intact. BecauseI was taking sulfamethoxazol?
Depends: Why was the test done? 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, if that is all that is out of order, it is not a reason to worry about. ...Read more
Need workup: Trace blood in urine means you will need a repeat urinalysis and then a workup by a urologist if this is confirmed with microscopic examination of urine to have 3 or more red blood cells per high power field. If you have this amount or more of red blood cells, you will need a urine culture, cytology, imaging (ct scan), and cystoscopy=camera to look inside the bladder. See your urologist. ...Read more
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, what you described is likely the presence of a few red cells in urine. If this is an isolated finding it may not mean much at your age. You may consult this site and discuss the matter with your doctor:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/blood-in-urine/basics/causes/CON-20032338 ...Read more
Blood Trace-intact A Negative,
WBC/hpf 0-3 A 0-5, RBC/hpf 3-5 A 0-2 These results are copied from my online lab report.?
Not much: Consult with the Dr who did the test or ordered it. Why was it done? ...Read more
On urine test results, urine hemoglobin=trace-intact, urine microscopic = indicated, wbc/hpf=0-3, rbc/hpf=0-3. What do these results & terms mean?
Normal: The WBC and rbc are referring to the number of white blood cells and red blood cells seen in a range of microscopic fields of sampled by the lab technician. The number of these cells (0 to 3) for both types of cell is within the normal limits expected. These normal, scattered red cells are enough to cause a trace of hemoglobin on the chemistry test. So these are all normal results. ...Read more
My 11 year old son has urine Urobilinogen 0.2E. V/dl on his urinalysis what does this mean? Also, trace-intact for blood in urine, what does this mean?
Normal: The values u have written are normal and therefore of no significance. ...Read more
Nothing: Urine dipstick will indicate presence of white blood cells (leukocytes) as trace amount (TR) or higher amounts (1+,2+,3+,4+). Larger amounts suggest inflammation. Trace amount means nothing, as it is seen in many normal people. Urine must be collected properly to be accurate. Vaginal or foreskin contamination of specimen can falsely elevate leukocytes. ...Read more
Blood: I assume you mean blood in the sputum. If you had a recent head cold with a cough and there were just a few specks of bright red blood, this doesn't sound serious as long as the cough clears and there is no further blood. However, if coughing up of blood persists you must be evaluated by your physician who will order appropriate tests and xrays. ...Read more
Here are some...: Usually, proteinuria suggests the existence of certain kidney parenchymal diseases such as glomerulonephritis, pyelonephritis, diabetic/hypertensive nephropathy, drug-induced, etc. But, a trace of protein in urine may occur sporadically with no clinical significance. More? Ask you doc or contact me at www.Healthtap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to log in for appointments, preferably by audio/video. ...Read more
Many things!: It is essential for plant life. Major effects. In humans are prevention of osteoporosis. Small amounts of boron compounds play a strengthening role in the cell walls of all plants, making boron necessary in soils. Experiments indicate a role for boron as an ultratrace element in animals, but its full role in animal physiology is unknown. ...Read more
Bleeding causes: Blood in stool can be related to a number of causes such as hemorrhoids, fissure, fistula, cancer, infection or inflammation. It can even be related to abrading anal tissues by vigorous wiping. If this has happened on more than one occasion, it would be prudent to have it medically evaluated. Be well. ...Read more
A few days for most: Kinds of tests — oral swabs can detect 3-5 days with sensitive tests or in heavier smokers, blood and urine usually 3 days or so. Hair testing, however, can detect any drug use, including nicotine, going back months, depending on the length of your hair and your individual hair growth pattern. ...Read more
Drug testing: There are 2 types of drug tests that labs generally do, TLC (thin layer chromatography) and GCMS (gas chromatography mass spectroscopy). There can be false positive results on TLC but most labs then follow with GCMS which tests for very specific molecules. If GCMS is positive, then somehow the drug got in your body. ...Read more
Trace: Most often trace amounts of fluid in various parts of the body are insignificant, but I don't know in what part of the body the cul du sac you're referring to is located. Nevertheless, the finding sounds trivial, but your physician can ask the radiologist who interpreted the study if there is any need for concern or for followup. ...Read more
See below...: "Traces of leukemia" is not standard terminology, therefore reviewing the pathology report with the help of an oncologist is necessary to understand the diagnosis. If the patient has been previously diagnosed with leukemia, this may mean that a small amount of disease is still present but this is just an educated guess and review of the pathology report is necessary. ...Read more
According to the FDA: The Food and Drug Administration, FDA, is responsible for the Nutrition Facts Label and does NOT define "trace amounts"; however, there are some exemptions for declaring ingredients present in "incidental" amounts, i.e., an amount that has no functional or technical effect in the finished product, but may be considered a food allergen. More info can be found at FDA.gov, search: food labeling. ...Read more
Impossible: You can only suspect cause and effect when an effect occurs. ...Read more
Lung recovery ?: Your lungs will take 10 years to fully recover if you have been smoking for a while. ...Read more
That: Sometimes heart valves don't close perfectly between atrium and ventricles, allowing some amount of leakage when chamber pressure changes. ...Read more
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