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What causes nitrites in urine?

What causes nitrites in urine?

UTI: Nitrite is a marker on the dipstick that can indicated a uti. Many of the bacteria that cause a UTI create nitrite in the urinary tract and the specific reagent on the dipstick will show its presence. ...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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I have nitrite present in urine without any other problem(everything else normal) ! no symptoms also! what causes it ?

I have nitrite present in urine without any other problem(everything else normal) ! no symptoms also! what causes it ?

Check out this link: Positive urine nitrites suggest urinary tract infection. Symptoms may or may not be prrsent. Follow up with your dr for any concerns. Take care! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/urine-test. ...Read more

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If nitrites are found in urine, but have no UTI symptoms; could there be another cause?

If nitrites are found in urine, but have no UTI symptoms; could there be another cause?

No : Unless there is error or malfuntion of devices that determined the nitrites, its presence means bacteria are present. Mammals don't make this substance at all. If you have a UTI without symptoms this means you have bacteruria. This should be evaluated by your urologist. ...Read more

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What is meaning of leu neg nitrite pod. And leuk pos nitrite neg urine dips?

What is meaning of  leu neg nitrite  pod. And leuk pos nitrite  neg urine dips?

Uti: When both leucoyte and nitrites are positive then it is strongly indicative of uti. If only leucocyte is positive and nitrite negative, it can still be uti, but with organisms who doesnt convert to nitrite, low urine ph or early phase of uti. Vice versa also indicates UTI and if alone nitrite is pos it is still a strong predictor of uti. In all circumstances clinical signs and symptoms are imp. ...Read more

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What does the presence of nitrite in urine signifies?

What does the presence of nitrite in urine signifies?

Nitrite: A positive Urine Nitrite Test is indicative of bacteria in urine. Gram negative organisms like E.Coli are often picked up with this test. ...Read more

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Can urine that say out too long before being tested show a false positive result of nitrites?

Can urine that say out too long before being tested show a false positive result of nitrites?

It is possible: A false-positive nitrite test result may occur when a urine specimen has remained at room temperature for an extended period of time and bacterial contaminants are allowed to multiply and produce measurable levels of nitrites. ...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

Nitrite (Definition)

Comprised of nitrogen & 2 oxygen molecules. Sodium nitrite is used in meat industry to prevent bacterial growth & to maintain the meat's red color (≥ 22mg/kg body weight is toxic); cooking at high heat allows nitrites to combine with Amino Acids to form nitros-amines (carcinogens). It can be converted by many pathways to nitric oxide, a potent vaso-dilator.Amyl nitrite can be ...Read more