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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 is "urinalysis, complete with reflex to culture"?

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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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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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

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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's it mean if I have trace leukocytes in urinalysis but no UTI symptoms. Micro analysis showed bacteria were "rare"?

What's it mean if I have trace leukocytes in urinalysis but no UTI symptoms. Micro analysis showed bacteria were "rare"?

Don't worry: Ignore it. If you have no symptoms of infection and you're a man, it can be due to anything from jalepino peppers to a stray underwear thread; it's your physician's call to search for trichomonas or chlamydia. If you're a lady, it can be contamination from nearby. ...Read more

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Negative on urinalysis (protein, etc), negative on gram stain (no micro, 1-3 pus cels/hpf) but extremely cloudy urination. Also no pain urinating.?

Negative on urinalysis (protein, etc), negative on gram stain (no micro, 1-3 pus cels/hpf) but extremely cloudy urination. Also no pain urinating.?

Drink water: The urine analysis is probably ok. A few contaminated cells. If you are worried about the cloudy urine; Drink more water. See if the cloudy urine turns to a light colored urine the color of a straw hat. Follow up with your doctor to let them know you are urinating with no pain and the urine is now normal. ...Read more

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Urologist testing showed slight bladder irritation kink in ureter for micro blood. Recent urinalysis showed leukcocyte esterase no infection. Cause?

Urinalysis: Leucocyte esterase comes from white blood cells - infection fighters. Having these cells in your urine when there is no infection likely means that they are coming from the area surrounding your urethra - vagina, vulva as possibilities - if this was a specimen collected by urinating in a cup. If they are in cathed urine then they were either in your bladder or snuck on to the catheter mistakenly. ...Read more

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Micro hematuria 2yrs both cystoscopy & upper CT negative urinalysis hemoglobin small, RBC 2-5. Dr says this is common for some people. Should I worry?

Micro hematuria 2yrs both cystoscopy & upper CT negative urinalysis hemoglobin small, RBC 2-5. Dr says this is common for some people. Should I worry?

Donot worry: This condition is called " idiopathic hematuria", which simply means that it is not due to any disease therefore Donot worry. Also please remember that it does not always go away, next time you have a urine test with a different doctor, he may tell you the same. Please remember you Donot need to undergo the tests again.
Your doctor is right when he says that you should not worry. ...Read more

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New symp of uti. Urgency, low fever, pressure. Nitrate and leukocyte neg but micro blood positive. Can urinalysis be neg in very early uti infections?

New symp of uti. Urgency, low fever, pressure. Nitrate and leukocyte neg but micro blood positive. Can urinalysis be neg in very early uti infections?

See remark: Not really if you have the symptoms of UTI. Was a culture done? Most urologists would treat you it you
have fever and await culture result.
If you have hx. Of UTI make it a habit of using cranberry juice or tablets as a prophylaxis
Wishing you best of health ...Read more

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Micro hematuria 2 yrs. Both Upper CT Scan & cystoscopy neg. Urologist says idiopathic. Urinalysis Hemoglobin, small, RBC 2-5. What could be the cause?

Micro hematuria 2 yrs. Both Upper CT Scan & cystoscopy neg. Urologist says idiopathic. Urinalysis Hemoglobin, small, RBC 2-5. What could be the cause?

Need more exams: Your physician should undertake a complete evaluation and order some additional tests -- depending on your age, the blood could also be from your genital area, etc. ...Read more

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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

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In a male what would cause positive UA dipstick for leukocytes on multiple tests; however, 0 seen under micro? Clean catch in all cases; SPG of 1.015

In a male what would cause positive UA dipstick for leukocytes on multiple tests; however, 0 seen under micro? Clean catch in all cases; SPG of 1.015

See below: Causes of a "false positive" leukocyte esterace on urine dipstick testing include: •contamination from epithelial cells (common in females and occasionally in uncircumcised males); •lysis of granulocytes due to very dilute urine or high alkaline pH**; •certain drugs or highly colored urine from food dyes; •Trichomonas infection ...Read more

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50yo, male, UA:Small Blood, Micro eval:RBC 0-2hpf, WBC-0-2.Otherwise UA & blood fine. It was repeat test-exactly same results 1wk ago-should I be concernd?

50yo, male, UA:Small Blood, Micro eval:RBC 0-2hpf, WBC-0-2.Otherwise UA & blood fine. It was repeat test-exactly same results 1wk ago-should I be concernd?

Follow it: Especially if you're a weekend athlete or had exerted yourself. Myoglobin from your exercised muscle may be producing the bogus positive for blood. With 0-2 red cells in the sediment, it's not something to worry about. ...Read more

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Hello, I would like to get a possible "unofficial" diagnosis/advice of possible chronic kidney disease from protien in my UA and micro albumin/creat.

Hello, I would like to get a possible "unofficial" diagnosis/advice of possible chronic kidney disease from protien in my UA and micro albumin/creat.

Proteinuria: Of course the amount of protein in your urine, as determined by analysis of protein amount in an accurate 24 hour urine collection, is very important. A nephrologist is best qualified to evaluate, advise and treat you for significant proteinuria. Appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more

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Severe sudden pain in left side of abdomen next to belly button that is relieved by urination. UA w/micro was perfect. GYN exam was perfect?

Severe sudden pain in left side of abdomen next to belly button that is relieved by urination. UA w/micro was perfect. GYN exam was perfect?

See a urologist: If your urine is clean and your GYN examination is normal then you need to see a urologist to make sure you are emptying the bladder every time you urinate by checking the residual volume. If it is high that will explain the pain if not at least they can figure out what else causing this pain that get relieved by urination ...Read more

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What can a urinalysis tell you?

What can a urinalysis tell you?

ALOT: A urine analysis (ua) can show: state of hydration (spec grav), kidney disease (protein), diabetes (sugar/ketones), stone/tumor (blood), liver disease (bilirubin), infection (white cells/nitrite). Also seen under the microscope are casts, crystals, bacteria, yeast. Separate tests check pregnancy (HCG) and drug screen. Remember to do ua as a 'clean catch'
wipe area, urinate, catch urine, finish. ...Read more

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