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Ua (Definition)

A ua is a urinalysis, or chemical and microscopic analysis of the urine. The standard urinalysis is performed with a dipstick test for ph, blood, protein, sugar, and ketones. In addition, a urinalysis usually includes a microscope examination to identify if the urine contains cells, "casts" (structures that indicate a problem originating in the kidney) or crystals (such as ...Read more


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UA Results: I have Small (1+) Bilirubin, Large amounts of Ketones (80 and 160 mg/dL), and trace-hemolyzed blood in urine. Should I be concerned?

UA Results: I have Small (1+) Bilirubin, Large amounts of Ketones (80 and 160 mg/dL), and trace-hemolyzed blood in urine. Should I be concerned?

Urine tests: 29F of unknown ethnicity and medical history from US notes urine + Bilirubin Ketones and trace blood. Asks should I be concerned? ANS: Yes so ask the Dr. who did the tests as "concern" would be based on why tests were done based on what they know about your medical Hx, condition, meds etc. ...Read more

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Diagnostic overall result for complete blood exam is normal; urine exam is normal. But urinalysis says 'trace' under sugar content. What does it mean?

Diagnostic overall result for complete blood exam is normal; urine exam is normal. But urinalysis says 'trace' under sugar content. What does it mean?

Repeat the test: Trace sugar in the urine is not worrisome by itself. It may represent the onset of diabetes. You should have it repeated along with glucose measurements performed while fasting to rule out diabetes. As with any subtle abnormal lab test, it should always be repeated to make sure it is not a false positive. ...Read more

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Urinalysis reads no RBC but trace blood. Not understanding how can you have trace blood but no red blood cells & what does that mean?

Urinalysis reads no RBC but trace blood.  Not understanding how can you have trace blood but no red blood cells & what does that mean?

Other things..: The test that is looking for "blood" detects things other than just blood - for instance, myoglobin, which is a breakdown product from cells and muscle. That is why if you test "positive" for blood, you have to look under a microscope and see if there are red blood cells present . Other tests can then get more specific into the other reasons "trace blood" may appear on the dip. ...Read more

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I got urinalysis results..and what does Blood UA mean? It says Trace Intact..whats this all mean?

I got urinalysis results..and what does Blood UA mean? It says Trace Intact..whats this all mean?

Urinalysis: The dipstick showed the presence of a trace amount of blood but this could be a contaminant from the vaginal area. Recheck another urine specimen being very careful to avoid contamination by using a clean catch technique. Also request a microscopic analysis which will show any red blood cells present in the urine. If there are no red blood cells, you're ok. Discuss this with your physician ...Read more

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On a recent urinalysis, under blood it came back as trace-intact. What does that mean? It shows up every once in awhile.

Here are some...: Trace blood on chem-strip urine test is not uncommonly, and microscopic urinalysis should follow to verify if degree of microhematuria is clinically significant or not. In practice, microscopic urinalysis shows 3-5 red blood cells per high power field is significant. Such patients will need further evaluation with imaging studies for kidneys, cystoscopy, etc. More specific detail? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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Recent urinalysis found protein&trace blood. But also lists RBC result 2/units hpf/reference range 0-1, so mine is 2 what does this mean?Dr in 1month!

Recent urinalysis found protein&trace blood. But also lists RBC result 2/units hpf/reference range 0-1, so mine is 2 what does this mean?Dr in 1month!

Likely nonspecific.: Protein in the urine can be nonspecific, or indicate a condition such as renal infections, diabetes mellitus, jaundice, or hyperthyroidism. Blood in the urine can be from trauma, stones, infection, or a catheter, or if there is painless hematuria, or blood in the urine, it could indicate bladder cancer. ...Read more

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What does WBC Esterase 3+, Occult Blood-Trace, Appearance-Cloudy, Epithelial Cells (non-renal) >10, WBC 11-30, on a routine urinalysis mean?

What does WBC Esterase 3+, Occult Blood-Trace, Appearance-Cloudy, Epithelial Cells (non-renal) >10, WBC 11-30, on a routine urinalysis mean?

Infection: infection or UTI tops the list of differentials with those numbers. So first and foremost treat the infection. Make sure you send urine for culture prior to putting yourself in any antibiotics. After ten day vourse of antibiotics, repeat the urine test., ...Read more