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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?

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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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

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. Eric Weisman
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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