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Urinalysis Macro Reflex To Micro
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
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
Urinalysis w/reflex to microscopic-pH was 5.0, protein +1, ketone +1, urobilinogen +2, nitrite was positive, Leuk esterase +2. What does this mean?
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
URINALYSIS WITH MICRO, WBC6-10 RBC26-100. Blood, large. Bacteria, moderate. No squamous. Everything else normal. Is this a UTI?
What's it mean if I have trace leukocytes in urinalysis but no UTI symptoms. Micro analysis showed bacteria were "rare"?
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
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
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?
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
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?
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
Urinalysis interp: Any test result is best interpreted with knowledge of why the test was ordered, what the patient symptoms or background was, etc. Many urine tests are "screening" tests for common issues- infection, diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease, etc. But these all change depending on the age, sex, and background of the patient ...Read more
Urine: Need more information.Get a more detailed answer ›
A protein: Normal kidneys are not supposed to lose protein. Albumin is a form of protein. If you are losing traces of albumin, it means the membranes in the kidney that usually retain and hold the protein from spilling into the urine has become leaky, which is usually a result of inflammation and damage. See a doctor to run more tests to prevent the condition from worsening. ...Read more
Just had a urinalysis. And specific gravity was 1.005 and pH 7.0. Is this ok? My norm specific grav is 1.20 or so.
The term occult blood is usually used for blood in stool. Blood in urine may be a red cells or hemoglobin. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/blood-in-urine/ds01013. ...Read more