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Urine Culture Lab Test
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 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
Collected urine in the container early morning,did not refrigerate and delivered it to the lab after 1 day for urine culture test.will results be true?
No: Overgrowth by contaminants will render the results unreliable. ...Read more
Urine culture was negative but showed lactobacillus. Nurse suggested Cipro (ciprofloxacin). The lab did not test sensitivity. What does this mean? Infection?
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
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
Hello! I did a urine test and epithelial cells level in the urine was beyond the normal range. However, urine culture was negative. What could it be?
Nothing. It: probably wasn't a good clean catch specimen. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Are home UTI tests accurate? What if I'm positive for leukocytes at home but negative for urine culture?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
I have had frequent urination for 8 months had a urine culture and a urinalysis both negative. What other tests determine the cause of this problem?
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