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What Does Epithelial Cells Positive Positive Result Mean
Brown urine: Did you mean urine is dark or is coke colored? The color of urine is not a very useful test, with some bizarre exception. You said you have leukocytes they are WBC and can be seen in many conditions, infection being one. The MD that ordered this test should offer the complete information and discussion. The Urine test has other components that need to be looked together as a complete picture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"low" positive?: I've never heard that test reported as "low". It's either positive or negative. If it's positive, you'll need treatment for chlamydia and so will your partner. ...Read more
Only a screening tst: Hi Jessica, A weakly reactive syphilis test or RPR test is a screening test. Syphilis and other things can cause this test to be positive. The definitive test is the FTA, or Flourescent Treponemal Antibody test. This is specific for Syphilis and if this is positive then you have the disease. ...Read more
Urine results: Leukocytes/white blood cells indicate that inflammatory/infectious process is occurring, especially if rbcs are not present to support the idea of whole blood in the urine. Lab findings must be taken in a clinical context; we would need to know what symptoms, issues, or other info available if any to help evaluate. ...Read more
Auto-immune response: Rheumatoid factor is one of the auto-immune responses, however, it may also develop as a some what normal respose to infection. Any lab test needs to be evaluated in the context of the whole clinical picture and a positive rheumatoid factor, by itself, is not diagnostic of any disease. It supports a diagnosis rheumatoid arthritis and other auto-immune disorders. ...Read more
More information: There is more information on a urinalysis that is needed to know what might be going on. Where there red blood cells, leukocyte esterase, etc? Also, why was the test performed in the first place. Please repost the question with more details. It may be that the specimen was not a 'clean catch' meaning it has some contamination and should be repeated. ...Read more
Depends on the test: What specific test do you mean? There are numerous tests for specific autoimmune diseases. ...Read more
Here are some...: The presence of squamous cells in urine denotes squamous cells normally detached from skin or distal part of the urethra or pathological change on the bladder mucosa resulting from chronic inflammation, which may be related with stone or bladder tumor. Most common reason for seeing squamous cells is contamination from vaginal discharge by careless urine collection-with no clinical significance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
RDW: RDW=red cell distribution width. This is a statistical measure or the degree of variation in sizes of the red cells. It is a useful parameter ini classifying anemias that may otherwise be similar, for example iron deficiency and some thalassemias. But other parameters are more generally useful. ...Read more
Antibodies vs nuclei: The titer (how much antibody power is present) is important -- 1:40 seldom means much, 1:320 would worry most folks -- as does the pattern, but like all lab tests, its meaning comes from the setting. Typically a screen for lupus and related diseases, many older folks who are healthy run a low titer. ...Read more
I had a Pap smear and the results say 2+ epithelial cells and 4 + gram positive bacilli. What does that mean?
Pap results: Epithelial cells are normal exterior cells which line the upper vagina. Most pap reports deal with "squamous cells" which occasionally have abnormal cell appearances. The "4 + gram positive bacilli" notation refers to bacterial growth from a certain type of bacteria. If you are having a discharge or odor, ask your gyn provider to get a culture to make sure treatment is not necessary. ...Read more
I just had my annual Pap smear done and the results say "MODERATE GRAM POSITIVE RODS SEEN, FEW SQUAMOUS EPITHELIAL CELLS SEEN" what does this mean?
Skin bacteria: considered to be contamination-not serious and a common finding. ...Read more
My urine test result shows positive epithelial cells
And my ultrasound shows kidney shape having adequate cortex
What does its means ?
Clear nipple discharge tested results found rare epithelial cells rare gram positive cocci no neutrophils normal flora. What does this mean?Dr gone
Probably benign: The report sounds very innocent. It probably reflects an inflammatory process in your breast that will likely resolve over time. If it doesn't resolve over the next few weeks, you should see a breast specialist. ...Read more
Vaginal cells in it: Epithelial cells come from vagina and introitus and not from the urinary tract ; are a normal finding ; no cause for alarm. Squamous epithelial cells are a different matter ; could be from a squamous bladder growth. This would be uncommom in someone as young as you unless you born with bladder exstrophy. ...Read more
Occasional gram positive bacilli with occasional gram positive cocci in pairs and few epithelial cells means?
Depends: What was the specimen that was tested? Why was it tested? All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Depending on the specimen, what you described may be normal. ...Read more
Tests conducted for pharyngal gonorrea.Results as below->"epithelial cells-occasional
gram positive cocci in pairs and chains -occasioal.". ?
Not positive: The gonococcus is usually an intracellular organism, and it is a gram-negative diplococcus. ...Read more
This result from a: Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy suggests tissue from the breast. Epithelial cells are likely surface skin cells. Stroma essentially means a sheet of cells; fibro suggests fibrous cells or fibroblasts. Fibromyxoid SARCOMA is a serious cancer, but your biopsy suggests a slightly unusual benign tissue. Your surgeon, in consultation with the pathologist, can outline any further intervention/follow-up ...Read more
The result of my urinalysis report is my mucus threads ++ and epithelial cells ++++. what does it mean?
I received results for a sputum sample. They say Rare epithelial cells and few neutrophils. What does this mean?
Normal exam: no infection or WBC elevation- generally benign findings. ...Read more
Endocervical/transformation zone component present. and EPITHELIAL CELL ABNORMALITY was on my pap results. what does this mean?
HPV likely present: Hello Carlos When a pap smear is done, the doc needs a good sample and needs to sample from the transformation zone. This is the zone where the cells of the surface of the cervix transform from one type (epithelial cell) to another type (glandular). So this tells you that your doc got a good sample. But the EPI CELL ABNORM means that HPV has cause changes that need to be studied more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I did a urinalysis and result says pus cells 0-2/HPF.
Epithelial cells +.
Pls what does this mean? I'm pregnant. Thanks.
Just had a urinalysis, my results are: pus cells: tntc/hpf; red cells: 1-3/hpf; epithelial cells: +; crystals: a. Urates.. What does this mean?
UTI: Sounds like a urinary tract infection (UTI). There are other causes for having white cells however bacterial infection is most common. If you are having urinary symptoms, then it will probably require antibiotics. Urate crystals are probably secondary to this however if it doesn't clear then consider gout. ...Read more
Pap smear results say normal/negative for interepithelial lesions or malignancy but also says reactive epithelial cell changes. What does that mean?
Vaginal swab result
direct smear: no trichomonas
gram stain : epithelial cells positive cocci and positive bacilli..Is it normal?
My urinalysis result Mucus cells - many ; epithelial cells Many; red blood cell 1-3; puss cells 1-4 what this mean?
Vaginal contaminant?: Was urine sample reliable? because mucus & epithelial cells are most commonly from vagina if labia weren't separated. You report urinary tract malformation without identifying it. This could be a normal specimen if you had an intestinal bladder augmentation (enlargement) or ureteral replacement. First need to make sure it was good urine sample. Absence of nitrites & bacteria excludes UTI. ...Read more
What does it mean is pus 0-2, RBC 0-2, bacteria is few, epithelial cells few and mucus threads many in my urinalysis test result?Thanks!
My urinalysis result is RBC 1-2/hpf; moderate epithelial cells; rare am. urates, mucus threads & bacteria. What does it means? Thank you
Normal: This is a normal urinalysis. If you remain concerned, discuss with the doctor who ordered it. ...Read more
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