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Dr ordered baseline ua with reflex, what does this mean?

Dr ordered baseline ua with reflex, what does this mean?

Additional test: Reflex tests are tests done based on the findings of another test. In the case of urine, if an increased number of white cells or bacteria are seen on initial examination, the urine may be cultured as a reflex. ...Read more

Ua (Definition)

A ua is a urinalysis, or chemical and microscopic analysis of the urine. The standard urinalysis is performed with a dipstick test for ph, blood, protein, sugar, and ketones. In addition, a urinalysis usually includes a microscope examination to identify if the urine contains cells, "casts" (structures that indicate a problem originating in the kidney) or crystals (such as ...Read more


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What does a ua compleate with reflex panel test for?

Depends on initial: Findings. Reflex tests are based on initial findings of urinalysis. Please see this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/urinalysis/my00488. ...Read more

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What is "urinalysis, complete with reflex to culture"?

Culture if needed: It means the lab will process the urine for culture if they find white blood cells on the urinalysis. ...Read more

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Is a UA finding, in a male, of 10 - 15 WBC PHF (culture neg and NO Squam Epithel cells) and trace keystones cause for concern? Cause?

Is a UA finding, in a male, of 10 - 15 WBC PHF (culture neg and NO Squam Epithel cells) and trace keystones cause for concern? Cause?

No: Trace ketones is normal if you're hungry. If you are asymptomatic and your prostate is not tender on exam, follow-up is very unlikely to be productive. ...Read more

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Had UA, bacteria many, no pain at all. Urine has strong smell. Had culture last july and negative. What's causing the strong smell?

Had UA, bacteria many, no pain at all. Urine has strong smell. Had culture last july and negative. What's causing the strong smell?

Here are some. ..: Why did you get urinalysis? For "routine" or symptoms? If for routine with no symptom, repeat UA with a properly collected fresh urine specimen so to avoid contamination or bacterial overgrowth resulting from delayed exam. As to urine smell, it could not be a concern as long as being asymptomatic and having a normal UA since urine smell is personally unique with no health implication. ...Read more

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Had UA, bacteria many. Had urine culture, results negative in 3days. No burning, snd difficulty in urine.1st nd Last protected sex was 4yrs ago. Help?

Relax: Not sure what your asking here, but if your urine culture is negative, you probably have a contaminated sample. You do NOT have an infection. You have no symptoms either. You should be just fine. ...Read more

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No UTI according to ua and culture but all symptoms like urgency and frequency went away after finishing macrobid, think had a UTI or just coincidence?

No UTI according to ua and culture but all symptoms like urgency and frequency went away after finishing macrobid, think had a UTI or just coincidence?

If...: You urinated into a cup and had a doctor do proper testing and it came up negative then you never had a uti. Sometimes these symptoms happen due to diet, exercise, or lifestyle. If they continue then I would go back and have them do the test again. ...Read more

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Do I need treatment if my ua shows some trace of leukocytes, 1+ bacteria, clarity of urine hazy and urine culture negative staphylococu?

Do I need treatment if my ua shows some trace of leukocytes, 1+ bacteria, clarity of urine hazy and urine culture negative staphylococu?

CYSTITIS: Cystitis is a clinical diagnosis meaning you tell the doctor you have it by telling him about symptoms. In rare occasions there are no symptoms and treatment is still indicated. ...Read more

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Had UA, bacteria many, WBC 2-4. Urine culture last july negative. No exposure, no pain at all. Urine HS strong smell. Help?

Had UA, bacteria many, WBC 2-4. Urine culture last july negative. No exposure, no pain at all. Urine HS strong smell. Help?

Smelly urine: Urine is created by a filtering process-the kidneys are constantly clearing the blood of impurities. Thus, urine may pick up a certain smells depending on what we've consumed. Ever smell your pee after eating asparagus? Some people don't drink enough so the urine can be concentrated and odorous. Too many vitamins might do it too. I would drink 8 glasses of water a day-at least. See MD if no better ...Read more

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I've had burning, freq, and urgency. UA shows trace blood two separate times...culture neg. Treated w cipro and now macrobid. Still symptomatic.?

See urologist: You may have interstitial cystitis which is not relieved by antibiotics. If an infection is still suspected, a PCR assay for bacterial DNA would be efficient in detecting the cause for the infection. Your best bet is to consult an urologist. ...Read more

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I've had severe vaginal itching buring for 3 months cultures and blood tests came back negative. Any ideas? My ua did show moderate epithilial casts.

I've had severe vaginal itching buring for 3 months cultures and blood tests came back negative. Any ideas? My ua did show moderate epithilial casts.

Need more info: I'd need more information from you - as to where is the itching (inside, outside), any associated symptoms - discharge, bleeding, skin lesions. History - any change in personal hygiene products, detergents, sexually active or not? What tests were done and what are the results? Were you tested for diabetes by chance? Did you have complete blood count? ...Read more

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UTI sympt., culture neg., blood tests show high WBC & neutrophils. Meds not working. Found undiscussed UA from mths ago no sympt. W/ RBC 4-10. Worried?

Rightly so!: Worry is appropriate with cause. It should tell you, in this case, that something else is going on and needs further evaluation. Problems with other organ systems, like the GI and reproductive symptoms can cause urinary symptoms. Also some bacteria that cause urinary infections are not found on routine testing and which routine antibiotics don't help. Get checked again! ...Read more

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Had ua which shows moderate microsccopic blood in urine but when cultured shows no RBC or WBC or protein. How can be moderate blood but no rbc?

Had ua which shows moderate microsccopic blood in urine but when cultured shows no RBC or WBC or protein. How can be moderate blood but no rbc?

Wrong test: A urine culture looks for bacteria growing, it can not detect red blood cells

hematuria without visible red blood cells can result from hemolyzed rbcs or rhabdomyolosis. Rbcs are frequently seen without protein in urologic disease. ...Read more

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22 year old male. I've have gross hematuria for months now with some clots in the urine. I've had neg cultures, ct and cystoscope. UA had protein?

22 year old male. I've have gross hematuria for months now with some clots in the urine. I've had neg cultures, ct and cystoscope. UA had protein?

More testing: You are "spilling"'out protein and blood in your urine. A CT scan is helpful in ruling out major structural caused and large stone, the urine analysis ruled out infection, the cystoscope would evaluate for abnormalities of the bladder. Other considerations would be systemic problems such as a coagulopathy or inflammatory condition, lupus being an example. If all those tests neg, consider biopsy ...Read more

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Having bladder pain x 2+wks. No burning/freq/urgency/nocturia. Ua/culture, cbc/chem12 wnl - aside from esr (28), crp (9.4) ra/ana neg. Decreased energy/feel fatigued easily. See uro next wk. Any ideas?

Having bladder pain x 2+wks. No burning/freq/urgency/nocturia. Ua/culture, cbc/chem12 wnl - aside from esr (28), crp (9.4) ra/ana neg. Decreased energy/feel fatigued easily. See uro next wk. Any ideas?

See answer: Most common urological cause of bladder pain, in the absence of infection (uti), is interstitial cystitis (aka painful bladder syndrome) which is a non-bacterial inflammation of the bladder. Usually also associated with a variable degree of increased urinary frequency and painful intercourse. Would also be important to rule out other causes of pelvic pain from urinary, gyne, and GI tracts. ...Read more

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What can cause elevated WBC count and fever of 103.9 when chest xray, nose swab, blood culture and ua come back negative in a 4 yr old boy?

What can cause elevated WBC count and fever of 103.9 when chest xray, nose swab, blood culture and ua come back negative in a 4 yr old boy?

Common with virus: Any fever elevation of that amount can double the white count as the normal stress response of the body. It sounds like they have looked for the treatable causes & come up without one. The next step would be watchful waiting to see how the process evolved. Many times you won't know what happened until the process runs its course. There are far to many viruses to have a simple test to prove a cause ...Read more

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What does urinalysis w/reflex to microscopic examination mean?

What does urinalysis w/reflex to microscopic examination mean?

Urine test: Urinanalysis is test commonly done to check for infection, blood, sugar, ketones etc. The reflex microscopic portion is done automatically if the initial test shows any abnormality. For example, if there are signs of infection, then technicians will automatically look at the specimen under the microscope to see if there are any bacteria. This helps to decide on further testing and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ua?

What is the definition or description of: ua?

Urinalysis: A ua is a urinalysis, or chemical and microscopic analysis of the urine. The standard urinalysis is performed with a dipstick test for ph, blood, protein, sugar, and ketones. In addition, a urinalysis usually includes a microscope examination to identify if the urine contains cells, "casts" (structures that indicate a problem originating in the kidney) or crystals (such as may occur in gout). ...Read more

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Is 250 RBC in a UA normal?

Absolutely not: More than 3-5 or so is abnormal. However, 1% of folks have hematuria like this through their lives because of a collagen gene mutation. Otherwise you'll be evaluated for tumor, stones etc. ...Read more

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What is UA Ketones?

If body can not: Get enough glucose to burn for energy or body does not have enough insulin to burn sugar or has enough insulin but cells are resistant to insulin then body burns fat to produce energy to make the organs work and the end products of braking down fat are ketons thrown out from body via urine. You do not want to much ketons, it makes brain swell, cause coma and dead. Contact me to discuss. ...Read more

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What does ua-protein 100 mg/dl mean?

What does ua-protein 100 mg/dl mean?

Proteinuria: Usually, protein should not be seen in the urine. There are some benign conditions that may cause this, but any protein in the urine should be investigated. It may indicate an underlying disorder that is affecting the normal filtration mechanisms of the kidneys. You need to have this evaluated. ...Read more