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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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Azo UTI test positive leukocytes but negative nitrites mean an std?

Azo UTI test positive leukocytes but negative nitrites mean an std?

UTI: Not necessarily. Your question assumes that we can diagnose on the internet, and this is impossible without a full exam and history and all your lab data. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will a urinary tract infection show up on dipstick urine test?

Will a urinary tract infection show up on dipstick urine test?

Mostly: Nitrite reagent in dipstick works for most gram negative organisms, but does show gram positive bacteria like enterococcus, staphlococcus or streptococcus etc.. Latter 2 are considered "skin" organisms but can be cause of utis in some, especially subjects on intermittent catheterization. Leucoocte esterase for wbcs in urine usually but, not always reliable. Urine culture is most reliable. ...Read more

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Docs, could a blood test or urine test detect chlamydia?

Docs, could a blood test or urine test detect chlamydia?

Testing: Chlamydia tests include a culture that may take 5 to 7 days to grow. A direct fluorescent antibody test looks for antigens. A nucleic acid hybridization test or a nucleic acid amplification test looks for chlamydia dna &enzyme –linked immunosorbent assay. Directing sampling uses fluids from cervix, urethra throat, eye (whichever area is impacted). Urine testing is also possible. ...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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Can a urine culture detect stis?

Can a urine culture detect stis?

Some: Gonorrhea may be seen in urine culture. Chlamydia and gonorrhea can also be tested by nucleic acid tests on urine. ...Read more

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Urinalysis showed positive for nitrites in urine?

Urinalysis showed positive for nitrites in urine?

UTI: Bacteria that cause a urinary tract infection (UTI) make an enzyme that changes urinary nitrates to nitrites. Nitrites in urine show a UTI is present. ...Read more

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Can a UTI test strip detect a kidney infection?

Can a UTI test strip detect a kidney infection?

See below.: A urine dip stick can detect a urinary tract infection but it cannot differentiate between a bladder or a kidney infection. Bladder infection or cystitis is characterized by burning on urination, urinary urgency and frequency. Kidney infection or pyelonephritis has the same symptoms plus flank pain and often fever and chills. ...Read more

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I'm wondering can the urine dipstick test detect gonorrhea and chlamydia?

I'm wondering can the urine dipstick test detect gonorrhea and chlamydia?

Which one ?: There are several dipstick tests. The common ones only look for stray materials that can show up in the urine is various concentrations.The regular dipstick test does not look for STD's. There are special tests that can be done on urine that are not as sensitive as others in detecting them, but might. ...Read more

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Are STD urine test accurate?

Are STD urine test accurate?

Yes, reliable ...: Yes, it's reliable but less than testing the specimens from vaginal fluid / cervical mucus/fluid, especially for trichomonas. Besides, some 75% & 50% of chlamydia-infected women & men have no symptom respectively. So, all women ...Read more

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Blood test. Pos for nitrates in urine?

Blood test. Pos for nitrates in  urine?

Not sure: Positive nitrites in the urine is indicative of a urinary tract infection. I am not sure what blood test has to do with it, though. ...Read more

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Does urine test show std?

Does urine test show std?

Not routine tests: Routine urine testing does not look for stds. However urine can be tested for gonococcal and chlamydia dna which are stds. ...Read more

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What is a urine dipstick test?

What is a urine dipstick test?

Urine dipstick: The urine dipstick has squares which 'turn color' when certain chemicals in the urine are present in various amounts (graded 0-->4+). It can show: state of hydration (spec. Grav.), kidney disease (protein), diabetes (sugar/ketones) , stone/tumor (blood), liver disease (bilirubin), infection (white cells/nitrite). A complete urinalysis includes dipstick and microscopic exam. ...Read more

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Leukocytes in urine no infection means?

Leukocytes in urine no infection means?

White blood cells: Leukocytes is the fancy term for white blood cells. Leukocytes can be present when there is inflammation or other immune system response even if there is no evidence of infection. This could be because the infection is not detected (i.E virus not tested for) or it is not an infection but some other cause of inflammation (injury, autoimmune, etc.). See your doctor for further assistance. ...Read more

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Why would someone need a leukocyte esterase urine dipstick test?

Why would someone   need a leukocyte esterase urine dipstick test?

Urinary infection: Leukocyte esterase is a surrogate marker for the presence of white blood cells in the urine and usually indicates urinary infection. ...Read more

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Does urine infection affect a pregnancy test results?

Does urine infection affect a pregnancy test results?

No: A urine infection does not change pregnancy test results. What does affect a pregnancy test? Fertility drugs or other medications that contain hcg, the pregnancy hormone, may interfere with home pregnancy test results. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Sewa Legha
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more