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X lab: urine culture test positive with e --coli. Y lab: no significant growth z lab (renowned in our city) klebsiella pneumoniae. What to do?

X lab: urine culture test positive with e --coli. 
Y lab: no significant growth
z lab (renowned in our city) klebsiella pneumoniae. What to do?

Pick your favorite.: Pick your favorite doctor that is. Something fishy is going on here. Need to get a good doc who can understand your symptoms and order and interpret testing. May want to reports discrepant results to labs. ...Read more

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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Urine culture was negative but showed lactobacillus. Nurse suggested Cipro (ciprofloxacin). The lab did not test sensitivity. What does this mean? Infection?

Urine culture was negative but showed lactobacillus. Nurse suggested Cipro (ciprofloxacin). The lab did not test sensitivity. What does this mean? Infection?

No it is not infecti: Lactobacilus is NORMAL organism which lives in the normal vagina. It fights infection and keeps vagina healthy. You need no antibiotics ...Read more

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I am presenting with mixed bacteria in the past five urine cultures. the labs dutifully report it as contamination but I wouldn't repeat 5x. Ideas?

I am presenting with mixed bacteria in the past five urine cultures. the labs dutifully report it as contamination but I wouldn't repeat 5x. Ideas?

Collection technique: Please consult this site for proper collection technique for urine for culture. Follow the instructions carefully and completely. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/urine-culture#1 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting two false negtive chlamdyia urine tests in a row?Had a complete urine culture which was negtive for anything.

What are the chances of getting two false negtive chlamdyia urine tests in a row?Had a complete urine culture which was negtive for anything.

Highly unlikely: You do not have chlamydia with 2 negative tests. There is something else causing the symptoms prompting the testing. ...Read more

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What is gram positive bacteria result from a urine culture test mean?

What is gram positive bacteria result from a urine culture test mean?

Urinary infection: Bacteria usually originate from the bowel, vagina, or skin as normal flora of the host. Gram-positive organisms can include staphylococcus saprophyticus (causative organism in 5% to 15% of utis) and enterococcus faecalis it means urinary infection related to gram positive organism. ...Read more

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Our baby has effected klebsiella bacteria. Found from urine culture test. Is that serious?

Common germ: This is not the most common but is a common germ for urinary tract infections. It generally responds to a number of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Daughter 2.5yrs old wants to pee frequently, we did urine culture test was negative. What else could it be?

Daughter 2.5yrs old wants to pee frequently, we did urine culture test was negative. What else could it be?

Possibly normal: Although possibly normal, two other possibilities are early diabetes (should show up as sugar in the urine) and irritation to the outside of the urethra. This is fairly common in boys and girls this age, and often caused by soap in bathwater. Try avoiding soapy water in this area and see if it resolves. ...Read more

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My Routine all test urine test had plenty of pus cells and my urine culture came out negative. what is the meaning?

No urinary infection: When a urine culture results show no urinary tract infection, but the microscopic urine analysis shows many pus cells(white blood cells). It usually means that the specimen was contaminated by picking up some vaginal white blood cells(WBC) which are often present in small numbers in normal vaginal secretion. ...Read more

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Are home UTI tests accurate? What if I'm positive for leukocytes at home but negative for urine culture?

Are home UTI tests accurate? What if I'm positive for leukocytes at home but negative for urine culture?

Fairly accurate: White blood cells can appear in the urine for many reasons, including bladder infection, irritation of the urethra, inflammation of the bladder (cystitis), genital rashes or inflammation due to hygiene issues or retained debris. ...Read more

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I did my urine detail and urine culture test.the report is normal that means I don't have any kind of bacterial disease or prostate problem,or stdryt?

Depends on test: A normal urinalysis & urine culture suggests there is no bladder or kidney infection. It is not possible to comment on sexually transmitted diseases, as that requires additional testing & will miss diseases that require blood tests. Total honesty with the physician ordering tests is necessary, to be sure correct tests are ordered. Only barrier protection (condoms) can prevent STD during sex. ...Read more

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I did do a urine culture sample and it was negative does that test detect if there's a wbc in your urine or urethra?

I did do a urine culture sample and it was negative does that test detect if there's a wbc in your urine or urethra?

Time to move on: Sigh. You're grasping for straws. This test itself doesn't detect WBC. But you've already had that test anyway. Please stop asking further on line. You'll never get more clear ansswers than you have had. Work with your own doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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The doctor said,all the test is ok,and only urine culture,what is leucocytes 25?and what the good medicine for this? thank you,

Probably a UTI: Leu coyotes 25 means that many white blood cells in one unit of urine, generally indicative of a UTI. But urine culture test actually confirms the diagnosis when it grows the actual bacteria and lets us know which antibiotic would be able to kill it. ...Read more

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Had chlamdyia got treated two negative urine tests and a negative complete urine culture so could be causing weird warm sensation after peeing?

Had chlamdyia got treated two negative urine tests and  a negative complete urine culture so could be causing weird warm sensation after peeing?

NSU: Non specific urethritis. It can sometimes be the result of chemical irritation from hygiene products like strong shower gels and deodorants. Similar symptoms can occur if you consume a lot of caffeine or alcohol. See your doctora and get tested. Testing for NSU involves a genital examination and a swab from the urethra (urine/pee pipe) and a urine test. ...Read more

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What does a routine urine culture and ssensitivity test for? Does it picky up STDs

Urine C&S not 4 STDs: Urine culture and sensitivity is used to determine what bacteria, if any, growing in urine and which antibiotic(s) are most appropriate. This is not the way to test for stds. I have, however seen trichomonas in ua. ...Read more

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Dr. Simon Kimm
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Urine Culture (Definition)

Tiny sample of urine is spread on a bacterial growth culture medium, e.G agar & placed in an incubator to grow. Positive urine cultures demonstrate colonies of bacteria which can then be identified. Such colonies can then be recultured in presence of various antibiotics to identify to which the isolated organism is sensitive. ...Read more


Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Laboratory (Definition)

Is facility that provides controlled conditions in which scientific research, experiments & measurements are performed. An example is medical (clinical) lab where tests are done on clinical specimens in order to get info. About the health of a patient in terms ...Read more