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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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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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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.?

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.?

UTI: This may be a urinary tract infection. See a doctor or go to a clinic to get a full urinalysis done. If an infection, they can get you started on antibiotics. ...Read more

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Urine nitrate positive what does this mean?

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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What does a unusual amount of nitrates in your urine mean

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 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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Nitrate in urine, is does this mean?

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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What do protein and nitrate in your urine mean?

What do protein and nitrate in your urine mean?

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

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Did urine dip at work and it is positive for nitrates and protein 3+ everything else is normal. What does this mean?

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

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What do protein and nitrates in urine means?

What do protein and nitrates in urine means?

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

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What does it mean if you have leukocytes in urine with no nitrates?

What does it mean if you have leukocytes in urine with no nitrates?

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

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I have extremely high nitrates in my urine but the culture is negative for infection it's been 8 wks and I have dull achy back pain. Any ideas?

Pyelonephritis : Concern is for a kidney infection with back symptoms. Cultures are not absolute. On the day that sample was done bacteria didn't grow out. Would be evaluated and discuss antibiotic treatment now ...Read more

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Is it normal to show no white blood cells in a urine test when showing high levels of nitrates in urine test?

Is it normal to show no white blood cells in a urine test when showing high levels of nitrates in urine test?

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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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?

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