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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