Ask now
Rated 4.8/5 based on 8 votes

Top
10
Doctor insights on: What Does Positive Leukocytes In Urine Mean

Share
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
4M people helped
1

1
Positive leukocyte esterase in urine. Does that mean UTI?

Dr. Matt Wachsman
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
4M people helped
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Board Certified
12 years in practice
825K people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Board Certified
12 years in practice
825K people helped
Continue
Dr. Renee Russell
Board Certified, Family Medicine
17 years in practice
15K people helped
2

2
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?

Dr. Renee Russell
Board Certified, Family Medicine
17 years in practice
15K people helped
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Board Certified
12 years in practice
825K people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Board Certified
12 years in practice
825K people helped
Continue
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
Board Certified, General Practice
46 years in practice
2M people helped
3

3
I check my urine and the leukocyte was 500 what does that mean?

Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
Board Certified, General Practice
46 years in practice
2M people helped
I check my urine and the leukocyte was 500 what does that mean?

Pyuria: Pus in the urine . May represent a uti ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Mohammed Karim
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
350K people helped
4

4
What does having a trace of leukocyte esterase urine mean?

Dr. Mohammed Karim
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
350K people helped
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Board Certified
12 years in practice
825K people helped
Get help from a specialist now
Continue
Dr. Liza Kunz
Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
16 years in practice
2M people helped
5

5
If your pregnant and have a reading of moderate for leukocyte in the urine, what does this mean?

Dr. Liza Kunz
Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
16 years in practice
2M people helped
If your pregnant and have a reading of moderate for leukocyte in the urine, what does this mean?

Infection?: You may have a urine infection. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
Board Certified, Trauma Surgery
45 years in practice
1M people helped
6
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
19 years in practice
878K people helped
7
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
31 years in practice
9M people helped
8

8
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

Dr. Lynne Weixel
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
31 years in practice
9M people helped
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Terence Chapman
Board Certified, Urologic Oncology
21 years in practice
489K people helped
9

9
Does an urinalysis report of: leukocyte esterase 1+, urine WBC 6-10 and squamous epithelial cells 0-5 mean an infection?

Dr. Terence Chapman
Board Certified, Urologic Oncology
21 years in practice
489K people helped
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
48 years in practice
1M people helped
10

10
Had urinalysis. Leukocyte+1 blood trace, rbc 1-5, wbc, 1-5, epithelial **, bacteria few, urine comment yeast. What does this all ,mean no symptoms.?

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
48 years in practice
1M people helped
Had urinalysis.  Leukocyte+1 blood trace, rbc 1-5, wbc, 1-5, epithelial **, bacteria few, urine comment yeast. What does this all ,mean no symptoms.?

Contaminated urine: This goes along with your culture result: a urine specimen contaminated with vaginal fluid. It means nothing. If you have symptoms, discuss them with your doctor -- but this urine specimen doesn't say anything about the cause. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›

Get more personalized answers directly from real doctors!

Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Board Certified,
12 years in practice
825K people helped
Continue
85,000 doctors available
Find us on Facebook