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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Urine Culture Positive Positive (Overview)

Urine culture positive is a test result meaning living bacteria are found in the urine sample. The positive result usually means there is a bacterial infection in the urine. Special culture tests can look for yeast or viruses in urine.


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Can you have a UTI when urinalysis negative, but urine culture positive for group b strep?

Can you have a UTI when urinalysis negative, but urine culture positive for group b strep?

Perhaps......: The finding of bacteria in the urine without accompanying symptoms is referred to as asymptomatic bacteriuria. Whether or not to treat this should be discussed with your physician, especially if you are pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Urine Culture Positive Positive (Overview)

Urine culture positive is a test result meaning living bacteria are found in the urine sample. The positive result usually means there is a bacterial infection in the urine. Special culture tests can look for yeast or viruses in urine.


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Urine culture positive for strep bovis and ecoli. On levoquin and feeling better. Should I be concerned for colon cancer given the bovis?

Urine culture positive for strep bovis and ecoli. On levoquin and feeling better. Should I be concerned for colon cancer given the bovis?

Not necessarily : the strongest association has been seen when people have this infection in their blood and/or heart valves. Even with these infections, colon cancer is only discovered in perhaps 25% of people. the association is not as strong with infections at other sites. depending on your age and risk factors- it is always a good idea to see a doctor and determine if a colonoscopy is indicated. ...Read more

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Urine culture positive for chlamydia and mycoplasma. What does this indicate?

Urine culture positive for chlamydia and mycoplasma. What does this indicate?

Urethritis: You need to be treated with antibiotics. You should see your pcp for a prescription. You should also be tested for other sti such as gonorrhea, syphillis and hiv. ...Read more

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Mixed gram positive flora found in urine culture - what does that mean?

Mixed gram positive flora found in urine culture - what does that mean?

Contaminated : Specimen. The urine sample was not collected properly and was contaminated with bacteria not actually present in the urine. See this site for "midstream collection". http://www.bd.com/vacutainer/labnotes/volume14number2/. ...Read more

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What does 50, 000 gram of positive rod mean for urine culture?

What does 50, 000 gram of positive rod mean for urine culture?

Lots of bacteria: Gram + rods (or bacilli) are bacteria that stain with a special gram stain and also appear as rod-shaped (bacillus-shaped) under the microscope. Bacillus, clostridium, corynebacterium, ; listeria are the groups of bacteria classified this way. Gram + rods are not common causes of uncomplicated urinary tract infections. See your doctor for more assistance. ...Read more

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Urine culture tested positive for VrE. Put in isolation but not being treated for it. What does that mean?

Urine culture tested positive for VrE. Put in isolation but not being treated for it. What does that mean?

VRE: Vancomycin resistant enterococcus is type of intestinal bacteria resistant to most antibiotics including vancomycin. Means U were likely treated with antibiotics in past & naturally occurring intestinal bacteria became resistant to antibiotics U were taking or VRE was spread by contamination. In hospitals via Dr/health care worker not washing their hands well between patients. ?Needs antibiotics ...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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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

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


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