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What does high nitrates in urine mean?

What does high nitrates in urine mean?

NitrAtes or nitrites: Urinary nitrates (from food additives & dietary protein) are generally considered normal. Nitrites, however, indicate the presence of bacteria that can enzymatically change nitrates into nitrites, which are present in urinary tract infections. ...Read more

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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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What does it mean if I have high nitrates and protein in urine?

What does it mean if I have high nitrates and protein in urine?

Abnormal urine: Under normal conditions, urine contains no nitrates (n). N may be a sign of a uti. You should see a physician have a urine sent off of a culture and, if there are bacteria take a course of antibiotics. Repeat the urine analysis and if you still have protein, you should see a nephrologist for a 24 hour urine collection for creatinine clearance and protein as well as getting some blood work. ...Read more

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What does having high levels of nitrates in your urine mean? I have a strong smoked ham smell to my urine but gp doesn't know if its an infection

What does having high levels of nitrates in your urine mean? I have a strong smoked ham smell to my urine but gp doesn't know if its an infection

Urine Issue: High levels of nitrites in your urine can be a sign that you have bacteria in your urine.The fact that you have a strange odor to your urine may indicate infection.Your urine can be sent for a bacterial culture to identify a particular bacteria causing the infection.There are other far less common reasons to have nitrites(the bacterial by-product of nitrate breakdown) but UTI is by far most common ...Read more

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When you have high levels of nitrates in urine test but show no white blood cells in the urine test what does this mean?

When you have high levels of nitrates in urine test but show no white blood cells in the urine test what does this mean?

Probable bacteruria: Possible to have a UTI without white cells in urine. Nitrite urine test is usually only positive in presence of bacteria. Suggest you get a urine culture to delineate a uti, identify bacteria & which antibiotics will eliminate them. ...Read more

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What does protein, leukocytes and nitrates in urine mean?

What does protein, leukocytes and nitrates in urine mean?

UTI: Protein,Leukocytes, and Nitrates may imply that you have a urinary tract infection. Are you having any symptoms of burning, itching, increased urinary frequency, urgency? If yes, then you should connect with us via Healthtap or see your PCP as you may need antibiotics for your condition. ...Read more

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What does a unusual amount of nitrates in your urine mean

Tests: This test is used to measure the metabolism of nitrogen containing substances in the urine by bacteria which may be causing infection. It is generally a worthless test with numerous false positive values and some false negative values. Tests, taken by themselves, out of the context of clinical signs and symptoms, seldom are of any value and can be confusing. ...Read more

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Urine nitrate positive what does this mean?

You may have an: infection with a nitrate producing bacteria. What were the rest of the urinalysis results? ...Read more

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Urine has no nitrates but has luekacytes what does that mean?

Urine has no nitrates but has luekacytes  what does that mean?

Leukocytes: May be infection , specially if there are symptoms such as urinary frequency, burning sensation when urinating, sometimes assymptomatic pyuria( white blood cells in urine without symptoms of infection). ...Read more

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High nitrate content in urine sign of what?

High nitrate content in urine sign of what?

Nitrates or nitrites: Nitrates can be normal in urine and often the result of protein metabolism. Nitrites can indicate infection. Without more information, in terms of other urine or laboratory markers, symptoms, etc. That is about all one can say with regard to this. If you are having symptoms or other issues you may want to see doctor for more help. ...Read more

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Nitrate in urine, is does this mean?

Bacteria: 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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