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What is urinalysis?

What is urinalysis?

Urine test or UA: Test to demonstrate presence or absence of Sugar (?Diabetes): Protein (? Kidney disease; Bile (?Liver problem) Red blood & white blood cells (Bladder or kidney infection, kidney disease or tumor etc;.): Bacteria (?Infection), Ketones (?Nutrition) pH (?Acidity or alkalinity of urine) Specific Gravity (?Urine Concentrated or Dilute) ...Read more

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What is anaerobic culture?

What is anaerobic culture?

Anaerobes: This type of bacterial culture is designed to allow anaerobic bacteria to grow, that is, ones that grow in the absence of oxygen. Much of the bacterial microbiome in the mouth and intestines are in this category. Many bacteria are facultative, they can grow with or without oxygen, sort of ac-dc. ...Read more

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What is urine culture how is done? What can it detects?

What is urine culture how is done? What can it detects?

Urine culture.: For a urine culture, a sample of your urine is collected in a sterile cup and is then sent to a laboratory for analysis. It lets us know if there's a bacterial infection in the urine. It also lets us know the identity of the bacterium and the antibiotics to which the bacterium is sensitive. ...Read more

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What is streptococcus?

What is streptococcus?

Family of bacteria: They are spherical bacteria that grow in chains mostly. They range from the very harmful bugs that cause rheumatic fever and many heart and skin infections to the microbes that decay teeth to some microbes that are in yoghurt that are supposed to be good for you. ...Read more

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What is a urinalysis?

What is a urinalysis?

Routine lab test: We'll look for blood, protein, glucose and some other things. If there's a concern, we'll look at the urine under the microscope. It's worth doing yearly. ...Read more

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What is ureaplasma?

What is ureaplasma?

GU Bacteria: Ureaplasma is a common bacteria found in the genitourinary system. Sometimes it causes infections and sometimes it doesn't and we don't know why. Not all tests will diagnose it and sometimes it's unfairly blamed for certain diseases. It should only be treated with antibiotics if it's causing a serious issue that isn't being caused by some other bug. ...Read more

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What is a urinary tract infection? What exactly is infected?

What is a urinary tract infection? What exactly is infected?

Bacteria multiplying: Anywhere in the urinary tract from kidney to urethra. Bacteria are actually multiplying by dividing in the urine, usually in the bladder, after gaining access from the urethra. Bacteria can attach to the lining of of the urinary tract and invade so that urethra, bladder, ureter or kidney tissues can become infected. ...Read more

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What is chlamydia?

What is chlamydia?

A kind of bacteria: Chlamydia is a bacteria. The the most common types are transmitted sexually, i.e. it's an STD. In some developing countries, some chlamydia types cause eye infections in children and are passed nonsexually by contact with infected people, by contact with shared clothing or sheets, and by flies. A related germ called Chlamydophila causes bronchitis and pneumonia. ...Read more

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What is pneumoniae?

What is pneumoniae?

Lung infection: pneumonia is a lower respiratory infection results in difficulty breathing fever chills and coughing it is treated with antibiotics ...Read more

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What is Gonorrhea?

What is Gonorrhea?

Gonorrhea: Gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted bacterial infection, easy to treat. It can cause urogenital infections in both men and women, including cervicitis and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID, which can lead to fertility problems. It can also cause throat infection, anal infection, eye infections, and, if it gets into the bloodstream, may, rarely, involve the liver, heart. brain, and joints. ...Read more

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What is tricohomomonas?

What is tricohomomonas?

A Parasite: Trichomonas vaginalis is a small, single-celled animal that typically lives in the vagina. It can cause infection of the genitals (called trichomoniasis or trich) of both men and women, and is often classified as a sexually transmitted infection. It's usually treated with antibiotics by mouth, and any sexual partners of an infected person should probably be tested and treated. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: urine culture shows infection?

None: A urine culture can only show the presence of bacteria in that particular specimen. The diagnosis of infection is clinical since some individuals can have asymptomatic bacteriuria and not be bothered by it. In addition at times the specimen can be contaminated and not representative of true infection. ...Read more

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What is trichomonas?

What is trichomonas?

Infection: This is a vaginal infection caused by a flagellate protozoa that is usually caused by trichomonas vaginalis. This infection can occur in men as well. It is sometimes (mostly) obtained by sexual contact. It is easily treated with the appropriate medication. See your doctor to make sure are diagnosed and treated properly. ...Read more

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What is acinetobacter?

What is acinetobacter?

A gram negative rod: Acinetobacter is a genus of bacteria that are gram negative bacilli or rod shaped organisms. Free living acinetobacter species can be found in almost all soil and fresh water samples. Acinetobacter is a cause of many serious hospital acquired infections. It can cause suppurative infections in almost all organ systems. It can be multi-drug resistant, resistant to almost all known antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is penicillin?

What is penicillin?

Antibiotic: Penicillin is one of the first antibiotic ever developed to treat infection. Unfortunately, due to it's widespread and indiscriminate use, many bacteria became resistant to this great antibiotic. Today we still use it to treat many different types of infection caused by bacteria sensitive to penicillin. ...Read more

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What is culture and sensitivity report?

Kind of bacteria: Usually it detects what kind if bacteria is there and sometimes fungi. Viral cultures look for types if viruses. Sensitivity see what kind if antibiotic works best for that bacteria or what anti viral med works best for that virus ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: urine culture?

What is the definition or description of: urine culture?

Grow UTI bacteria: Tiny sample of urine is spread on a bacterial growth culture medium, e.G agar & placed in an incubator to grow. Positive urine cultures demonstrate colonies of bacteria which can then be identified. Such colonies can then be recultured in presence of various antibiotics to identify to which the isolated organism is sensitive. No growth is negative. ...Read more

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What is ecoli UTI and how it is caused?

What is ecoli UTI and how it is caused?

Common: E coli is a very common cause of an infection in the bladder. Typical origin is from the GI tract. ...Read more