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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When you have high levels of nitrates in urine test but show no white blood cells in the urine test what does this 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
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
I tested my urine and I have a very high level of nitrates in my urine but negative for protien. I am experiencing lower left sided pain in my back.?
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
Proteinuria: Protein is normally not found in urine. Nitrate can be normally found in urine ; results from protein breakdown. System used to quantify protein is 0, trace, and then 1+ to 4+. So there is a source of protein in the urine and the meaning of this needs to be looked at with any other lab abnormalities, signs/symptoms, clinical context. Follow up with your doctor for any further evaluation/treatment. ...Read more
Did urine dip at work and it is positive for nitrates and protein 3+ everything else is normal. What does this mean?
Urine dipstick: Nitrite: many bacteria produce enzyme nitrate reductase which confers the ability to convert urinary nitrate to nitrite. Positive test means possible UTI. Next step is urine culture . Protein:most sensitive to albumin in urine but positive protein (trace, 1+, 2+ 3+) may not reliable if urine sample is dilute. Dipstick may not detect albuminuria of 30 to 300 mg/day. More tests needed. Consult PCP ...Read more
Protein ; nitrates: Protein is normally not found in urine. Nitrate can be normally found in urine. It results from protein breakdown. System used to quantify protein is 0, trace, and then 1+ to 4+. So there is a source of protein in the urine and the meaning of this needs to be looked at with any other lab abnormalities, signs/symptoms, clinical context. Follow up with your doctor for any further eval/treatment. ...Read more
Leukocytes = WBCs: White blood cells in the urine indicate that an inflammatory or immune system reaction is taking place. Nitrates can be normal in urine. 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
Urine output is more than input in the past week,no pain and urine test is Negative for nitrates but slight leukocytes present what does this mean?? X
Is it normal to show no white blood cells in a urine test when showing high levels of nitrates in urine test?
I'm 5 weeks postpartum with high leukocytes but no nitrates or red blood cells in urine. Minor irritation when urinating, no other symptoms.Any ideas?
Do a urine culture: There might be an infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had a urine test and it said i had a level of 2000 , nitrates. Indicating alcohol use. What does this mean . It said that my level should be at 50?
2000/50: KMack, I have no idea what your doctor is telling you - it is not making any sense. What was the reason you saw this doctor? Two options: 1: Go back to the doctor and have him explain to you what is happening. 2: Make an appointment to see a different doctor. Please keep me posted - I have never experienced what your reported. ...Read more
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