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What does leukocyte esterase ua large means?

What does leukocyte esterase ua large means?

UA: It suggests but does not confirm the presence of a urinary infection. A culture should be done to confirm and identify a causative bacteria if present. ...Read more

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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What does large leukocyte esterase, ua mean?

What does large leukocyte esterase, ua mean?

Infection: Leukocyte esterase in urine is a marker of infection in the urinary system. ...Read more

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I am 11 weeks pregnant and today my results came back: leukocyte esterase ua large: what does this mean?

Urinalysis: Leucocyte esterase comes from white blood cells - infection fighters. Having these cells in your urine usually means infection. However, there can be other causes and so I would recommend that you talk with your doctor about getting a urine culture done if she/he thinks this means infection. ...Read more

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Urobilinogen ua-> 2, blood- small, leukocyte esterase- small, RBC-3, WBC-3. abdominal distented/swollen ×5wks. Do these results raise concerns?

Urobilinogen ua-> 2, blood- small, leukocyte esterase- small, RBC-3, WBC-3. abdominal distented/swollen ×5wks. Do these results raise concerns?

Your swollen abdomen: Your swollen abdomen does. I am uncertain if that swelling is due to your urinary tract. You may need it in an evaluation, imaging such as an abdominal CT to help clarify the swelling in the blood. And possible liver issues
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Leukocyte esterase, ua my results were large. It also said "does not show any significant bacterial infection". Am I ok? Or do I need a 2nd opinion?

Leukocyte esterase, ua my results were large. It also said "does not show any significant bacterial infection". Am I ok? Or do I need a 2nd opinion?

Culture that urine.: A urinalysis (ua) cannot always identify the presence of bacteria or an infection. Although leukocytes can be present in the urine from other non-infectious causes, an infection should always be considered, and only a urine culture can diagnose or exclude an infection. ...Read more

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UA results: leukocyte esterase moderate, epitheleal cells 9, RBC 13, WBC 30, Bacteria 4. Having pretty severe right back/flank pain.

UA results: leukocyte esterase moderate, epitheleal cells 9, RBC 13, WBC 30, Bacteria 4. Having pretty severe right back/flank pain.

Possible UTI.: Those results are consistent with a possible urinary tract infection. Have you been back in touch with the Doctor Who obtained the urinalysis? You certainly made the treatment. If you are getting worse and cannot reach the physician, consider the emergency room. ...Read more

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I am five days postpartum. UA says Leukocyte esterace Large and Hemoglobin moderate. Everything else was normal. No fever or pain in urinating.?

I am five days postpartum. UA says Leukocyte esterace Large and Hemoglobin moderate. Everything else was normal. No fever or pain in urinating.?

Contaminated urine: Being just 5 days after delivery, it is likely that the urine sample was contaminated by skin cells and blood from the vaginal area. It is unlikely that there is any problem given the lack of symptoms. Can always check another urine in a few days if any concern ...Read more

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Does an urinalysis report of: leukocyte esterase 1+, urine WBC 6-10 and squamous epithelial cells 0-5 mean an infection?

Does an urinalysis report of: leukocyte esterase 1+, urine WBC 6-10 and squamous epithelial cells 0-5 mean an infection?

Not necessarily: Voided (vs. Catheterized) urine specimens in women are potentially subject to contamination. Urine culture is the definitive method of determining the presence of infection. Another important point is that in older women in the absence of symptoms, this kind of urine abnormality alone or even a positive culture should not be treated with antibiotics (asymptomatic bacteriuria). ...Read more

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What can elevated WBC (6-10) in ua mean in dmt1 patient if no bacteria, esterase, nitrates, pain UTI symptoms, etc.? Could it be elevated still from a UTI in mid-december? No hema/proteinuria either

Get culture: You need a urine culture to grow out bacteria to determine if real infection; that will tell u. It could be a contaminant especially if no sx's and a high number of squamous epithelial cells. Are there symptoms? Kinda need 2 know what's are looking for. ...Read more

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Urinalysis results show trace leukocyte esterase?

Likely not: Significant. Do you have symptoms of urinary infection? Trace levels are difficult to interpret in isolation. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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My urinalysis showed: RBC 3+, WBC 77, protein trace, leukocyte esterase trace, renal cells trace; culture showed no bacteria. What do you think it is?

My urinalysis showed: RBC 3+, WBC 77, protein trace, leukocyte esterase trace, renal cells trace; culture showed no bacteria. What do you think it is?

Possible stone: Non-obstructing kidney stone could account for urinary findings. Am curious, was urinalysis preformed on a routine basis, if not then why. Probably worth geteing a kidney ; bladder ultrasound to rule in or out any abnormality. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are my Urinalysis results a cause for concern? Under blood it says Large, Urobilinigen. 02 and Leukocyte Esterase small. I'm 27 weeks pregnant.

Are my Urinalysis results a cause for concern? Under blood it says Large, Urobilinigen. 02 and Leukocyte Esterase small. I'm 27 weeks pregnant.

Recheck URINALYSIS: If your repeat urinalysis still shows "large blood", your obstetrical team will want to find out about possible lower abdominal trauma, recent sexual activities....check your urine culture to rule out an asymptomatic urinary tract infection and possibly refer you to a urologist. Do request a follow up evaluation and get reassured. ...Read more

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Hi I received a urinalysis test result with abnormal +2 ketones, +1 blood, 2+ leukocyte esterase, and above high normal 2+ WBC. No bacteria seen.?

Hi I received a urinalysis test result with abnormal +2 ketones, +1 blood, 2+ leukocyte esterase, and above high normal 2+ WBC. No bacteria seen.?

Urinalysis: The ketones may have been because you were fasting when collecting the urine, or perhaps you are diabetic and blood sugar not in good control. The leukocytes were probably from vaginal secretions unless you had a clean assisted midstream catch urine. You do not say if you have any symptoms. Lab values without a clinical context are not very valuable. ...Read more

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Had blood and urinalysis 7/15. Blood work was all normal but urine showed creatinine level of 409, trace protein, trace leukocyte esterase, WBC, hyali?

Had blood and urinalysis 7/15. Blood work was all normal but urine showed creatinine level of 409, trace protein, trace leukocyte esterase, WBC, hyali?

Stop worrying: I understand you have fibromuscular dysplasia of the renal arteries and hope this can be addressed. The urine creatinine, trace protein and hyaline casts are non-issues, the trace of leukocyte esterase and white cells (unless very numerous or you have symptoms of infection) are likely contamination, and if your physician is not concerned, I would not be either. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have often UTI, I just finished 5 d of Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim), the UA shown nitrite positive, blood mod, protein 30+ and leukocyte was small. What 's to do next?

Recurrent UTI...: If urinalysis was after Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) you have resistant bacteria, need different antibiotic. Several possible causes of recurrent UTI, including persistent uncured infection; altered bladder function; and kidney or bladder stone. Sex sometimes triggers UTI. Usually recurrences can be prevented once the cause is known. Discuss with your doctor, or ask for referral to infectious diseases specialist. ...Read more

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Hello. My 18 yr old special needs daughter just had bloiod work. The Lymphocytesis 3.8.Her Leukocyte Esterase is 500. What does that mean?

Hello. My 18 yr old special needs daughter just had bloiod work. The Lymphocytesis 3.8.Her Leukocyte Esterase is 500. What does that mean?

Incomplete question: When you submit a question, you should provide enough background information for site docs to review & question that reflects the info submitted. You provided no history or findings. One test is on blood one on urine.Why taken? This is not a chat room, so any question must be complete, We do not have access to any previous question or data you upload. Please start over. ...Read more

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What does large leukocyte esterase mean?

What does large leukocyte esterase mean?

Depends: Leukocyte esterase released by lysed neutrophils and macrophages is a surrogate marker of the presence of white blood cells (WBCs). Leukocyte esterase suggests that there are white blood cells in the urine. Based on symptoms and other urine analysis findings this may suggest a urinary tract infection ...Read more

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What does having a trace of leukocyte esterase urine mean?

What does having a trace of leukocyte esterase urine mean?

Usually normal: Leukocyte esterase released by lysed neutrophils and macrophages is a surrogate marker of the presence of white blood cells (WBCs). Leukocyte esterase suggests that there are white blood cells in the urine. Trace means few WBC produced small amount of leucocyte esterase ...Read more

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I had a positive result for leukocyte esterase. What could this mean. Also I had a trace of blood seen in the unrine.

I had a positive result for leukocyte esterase. What could this mean. Also I had a trace of blood seen in the unrine.

UTI: Leukocyte esterase is usually an indicator of a urinary tract infection of some kind. UTI's can also cause a small amount of blood in the urine as well. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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All urine results, neg, but LEUKOCYTE ESTERASE shows MODERATE. What does this mean? Last time it was SMALL/Clear. This time MODERATE/SLIGHTLY-CLOUDY.

All urine results, neg, but LEUKOCYTE ESTERASE shows MODERATE. What does this mean? Last time it was SMALL/Clear. This time MODERATE/SLIGHTLY-CLOUDY.

Urinalysis: Cloudy urine and urine containing white blood cells (leukocytes) don't necessarily signify a urinary tract infection. The white cells may be contaminants from a vaginal infection or discharge. A clean catch urine culture would rule in or out a urinary tract infection. If you have a vaginal discharge, see your gynecologist and he/she can order any appropriate urinary tests if no vaginal infection ...Read more

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For leukocyte esterase what does a large result mean?

Usually an infection: Leukocyte esterase released by lysed neutrophils and macrophages is a surrogate marker of the presence of white blood cells (WBCs). Leukocyte esterase suggests that there are white blood cells in the urine. Large leucocyte esterase means plenty of WBC. Based on symptoms and other urine analysis findings this may suggest a urinary tract infection ...Read more

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Positive leukocyte esterase in urine. Does that mean UTI?

Generally: Yes it does. BUT... while it certainly means some wbc's in urine, this may or may not be worth treating. Certainly if there are symptoms or a lot of wbc or a change in kidney function. But if it is entirely asymptomatic. then. Not so sure. ...Read more

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I have stage 4 cirrhoses & enlarged kidneys. Recent test showed my Leukocyte Esterase of 500. What does this mean?

I have stage 4 cirrhoses & enlarged kidneys. Recent test showed my Leukocyte Esterase of 500. What does this mean?

I assume you mean: A urine test for leukocyte esterase. This is a test to suggest the possibility of a urinary tract infection. An elevated level is more consistent with an infection than not. ...Read more

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What do these test results mean? CO2 20 LO, ALT 36 HI, MPV 12.1 HI, Ketone, Urine 3+, 80 mg/dL, *Leukocyte Esterase MODERATE *, WBC, Urine 5-10 HI

What do these test results mean? CO2 20 LO, ALT 36 HI, MPV 12.1 HI, Ketone, Urine 3+, 80 mg/dL, *Leukocyte Esterase MODERATE *, WBC, Urine 5-10 HI

Discuss results: The Dr who ordered the test needs to provide feedback to you in a way that clarifies the impact on your Dx and Tx options. It should make sense to you or it is not a finished piece of work. Get a consult and perhaps bring someone along to help you understand and remember the details. ...Read more

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Occult blood 3+, protein 2+, rbc 20-40, wbc packed, leukocyte esterase 3+, bacteria few, squamous epithelial cells 6-10. All else Norm. What does this mean.

Occult blood 3+, protein 2+, rbc 20-40, wbc packed, leukocyte esterase 3+, bacteria few, squamous epithelial cells 6-10. All else Norm. What does this mean.

Probable UTI: "All else normal"?? What's left? That's most of the urinalysis. It strongly suggests you have a urinary tract infection. It could be an STD, if at risk, but less likely. Certain non-infectious kidney diseases could cause these things. But UTI is by far the best bet. Discuss with the doctor who ordered the test; probably you need an antibiotic prescription. ...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?

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

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Hi I had a urine test and had positive leukocyte esterase. No other symptoms. Can it mean anything other than a UTI or could it be lab error?

Hi I had a urine test and had positive leukocyte esterase. No other symptoms. Can it mean anything other than a UTI or could it be lab error?

Bacteria: It means you have bacteria in your urine sample. It could mean a UTI, but it also could just be a contaminant, like cells from your skin. If it was a very small amount, and the rest of your urine test was normal, than probably nothing. ...Read more