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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. The lab did not test sensitivity. What does this mean? Infection?

Urine culture was negative but showed lactobacillus. Nurse suggested Cipro. 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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Does ureaplasma urealyticum infection show up on a urine culture or a pcr std urine test? I had two urine cultures and three std urine tests.

Does ureaplasma urealyticum infection show up on a urine culture or a pcr std urine test? I had two urine cultures and three std urine tests.

Normal bacteria: It's normal to have U. urealyticum in the genital tract. Once in a while it causes nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) in men, but generally harmless both in men and their sex partners. UU doesn't show up on routine tests; testing is rarely needed except in special circumstances. So nothing to worry about, especially if no symptoms. If in doubt, see an STD or infectious diseases expert. Good luck! ...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?

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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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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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?

Many: See your doctor to discuss and rule out constipation and other causes that can push the bladder, making its capacity small thus frequent voids. Also to consider is problems with bladder control such as over active bladder or poor innervation (neurogenic bladder). It very well may be simply attention seeking behavior (ie only while awake?) an ultrasound helps a lot. ...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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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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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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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

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. Stephen Scholand
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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