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How accurate are store bought UTI test strips? Waiting for urine culture from doctor, but in meantime i bought home test strips & were negative
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
NO: Diabetes is diagnosed when fasting blood sugar is over 125. Diastix detect sugar in the urine which occurs only when the blood sugar is over 180, so it would miss a lot of cases. Also, if someone has eaten a lot of sweets or other carbs, their blood sugar might go over 180 for a brief time, but return to normal quickly, so they aren't diabetic, but diastix would show sugar in the urine. ...Read more
At home UTI test positive for leukocytes but urine test at hospital negative for white and red blood cells. 24 weeks pregnant. Uti?
URINE ANALYSIS: The dip stick is quite non-specific for an actual infection. The microscopic eval. With a culture and symptoms check is the way to diagnose and appropriately treat a uti. ...Read more
5 positive home pregnancy test 2 different brands negative blood test still getting a positive in home test lines very slowly getting darker ?
Blood test for HCG: Given the discrepant results with hpt, it would be useful to see your doctor and get a blood test for HCG levels, it is more sensitive and specific than hpt. Alternatively could wait 4-5 days to repeat hpt. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Positive (faint line) home pregnancy test 2/18, urine test at doc. Confirmed pregnancy. Home test again 2/22 still very faint + line, is this normal?
Depends on what: The test is for. Most home tests are specific for one or two drugs, so if it is a marijuana or Cocaine test, hydrocodone will not show up. If it is a multiple-substance test and tests for cocaine, amphetamines, opiates, marijuana etc., it will show up. If it is a specific test for opiates, hydrocodone will generally show up. Oxycodone sometimes doesn't unless it is in higher doses in some tests. ...Read more
I had a urinalysis done and it showed urine glucose of 250 urine urobilingen 4.000 urine RBC 30 urine albumin 100.000 positive for nitrates % mod leuk?
Are home UTI tests accurate? What if I'm positive for leukocytes at home but negative for urine culture?
Here are some ...: OTC UTI test chem-strip is an indirect suggestion for inflammation by testing leukocyte esterase from white blood cells and for Gram(-) bacilli by testing its metabolic products - nitrite. So, it's useful and accurate. If the test result suggests the presence of both and you have urinary symptoms, the likelihood to have UTI by Gram-negative rods is almost 100%. For details, ask Doc. Best wish ... ...Read more
Faint positive hpt w/ first morn urine, neg dr. Urine test later that day, blood test came back post. Why was drs urine test neg? Early testing?
Pregnancy tests: Blood tests are more sensitive than urine tests, especially in early pregnancy. First morning urine is usually more concentrated than urine produced later in the day. Eating and drinking can dilute the urine enough to cause a false-negative result. That is why the blood test is done for confirmation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Male with UTI for 3 mos. Urinalys are negative but first void urine on test strips - tests pos for leukocytes and nitrites. taken several AB w/o succ?
In what order?: If the test in the doctor's office was after the hpts, you are unlikely to be pregnant. It is possible that you lost an early pregnancy. You may repeat hpt in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
No role: Hi. Diastix (urine glucose testing) has no role (none, zero) in the modern treatment of diabetes. See a good, up-to-date physician (many outstanding ones in Florida) for diabetes management. I shudder to think how you're being treated by the dinosaur who has you using Diastix! What do your A1c's run? What drugs are you on for diabetes? Please go get a 2nd opinion for diabetes management. ...Read more
UTI test strips at home. Leukocytes - positive & Nitrite - negative . What does that mean? No pain and burning. Leuk. was 3+ at doc's office in Feb.
Cystitis: Leukocytes are our body's defense mechanism of fighting bacteria or virus. There is a reaction occurring in the bladder for some reason (and sometimes without symptoms). If your UA shows high specific gravity (>1.025), then you may need to increase fluids in your diet. Then, periodically recheck with UA test strips. If persistent leukocytes, you may need to undergo a cystoscopy. ...Read more
If bag for babies urine sample was contaminated can high level of white blood cell test be false?Also second bag for culture make test false neg?
No bags!!: If there is a significant concern for a urine infection in a baby, a bag specimen should never be used. It's akin to pooping on an area before a culture is collected instead of a nice sterile clean sight. The baby should be catheterized with a tiny feeding tube or small cath tube and a truly clean specimen obtained. So many false positives from dirty specimens and then unclear results. ...Read more
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