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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Took a urine clean catch 36 male. Colony count = 1,000-10,000 mixed flora at final reading^L. Can you please interperet...

Took a urine clean catch 36 male.  Colony count = 1,000-10,000 mixed flora at final reading^L.  Can you please interperet...

Contamination: Unless you have symptoms of a bladder infection, it could be contamination. If you have symptoms of pain with urination, frequent urination, or urgent urination, then it may be a real infection with a contaminated specimen. With symptoms, urine also should be sent for chlamydia and GC. A repeat clean-catch with mid-stream urine after cleansing the head of the penis is also a good plan. ...Read more

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What are clean catch urine tests for bladder infections?

What are clean catch urine tests for bladder infections?

Urinalysis and: Urine culture + sensitivities.Positive urine nitrite test for bacteria +/or leucocyte esterase white blood cells confirmed by microscopy will demonstrate a urinary infection.Urine culture will grow any any bacteria present and sensitivities will demonstrate which antibiotics will be effective.Pure bacterial colony count of >100, 000/ml on clean void culture indicates a uti, <100, 000 on cath. Spec. ...Read more

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Why are squamous epi cells still found after clean catch urine specimen?

Why are squamous epi cells still found after clean catch urine specimen?

Normal response: These are the cell type lining portions of the urinary tract, and it is normal to see them in a urine specimen. ...Read more

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What is a clean catch of urine and how important is it in a 24 hour urine exam for protein?

What is a clean catch of urine and how important is it in a 24 hour urine exam  for protein?

Two different things: Clean midstream catch is a term used for obtaining urine that is after the stream has started. It's usually a one time catch, or serial one time catches. The 24 hour urine sample requires you to collect all urine and 24 hours. That's used to determine how much of a substance has been peed out over 24 hours, and dividing it by the milligrams that was collected from what was ingested. ...Read more

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A clean catch urine sample showed bacteria and squamous cell. I was told this is normal.?

A clean catch urine sample showed bacteria and squamous cell.  I was told this is normal.?

Contaminated specimn: Squamous cells on a clean catch means it was not really a clean catch. The squamous cells come from contaminating the urine collection by touching the cup or having the urine touch your labia. The skin is covered in bacteria. ...Read more

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Moms been urinating every other hr small amt x1month, lower back pain,clean catch urine clear, noticed pink on toilet paper at times,sore groin,tumor?

Moms been urinating every other hr small amt x1month, lower back pain,clean catch urine clear, noticed pink on toilet paper at times,sore groin,tumor?

Here are some ...: One of your similar Qs was answered some 2 days ago. Now, bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, and progress of the symptoms and their related discomforts over time to Doc for analysis + physical + tests as needed so to deduce possible Dx and provide reasonable Rx/care. Further online inquiry would not solve your mom's concerns. So, take actions timely. Best wish... ...Read more

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Could urine tested 8 hours after collection show false negative on home preg test?- 4 days late

Could urine tested 8 hours after collection show false negative on home preg test?- 4 days late

I'd repeat: DO the test again, there's no reason to spend any time worrying about an improperly done test. Follow instructions and good wishes. ...Read more

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What should be done to avoid having poteins in the urine after 24hr urine collection, does medicines render the amount back to normal to below 30mg?

What should be done to avoid having poteins in the urine after 24hr urine collection, does medicines render the amount back to normal to below 30mg?

Proteinuria: Proteinuria (p) is a sign of kidney disease, not a diagnosis. P may be caused by a disease of the kidneys called glomerulonephritis (g) and other times it may caused by diabetic kidney disease. Go and see a nephrologist to have some blood tests ordered to see if the cause of your p can be found and then treated. If your p is due to diabetes, medicines such as ace-inhibitors an arb's can lower p. ...Read more