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What Is Rare Acute Inflammatory Cells In A Urine Test
If a urine test that is called uwbc is in the 6-10 range is that indicative of a urinary tract infection?
Urinalysis: Generally, we accept no more than 2 white cells in the macroscopic exam. More cells than that are abnormal and often reflect a urinary tract infection. I would definitely repeat the test (it is inexpensive) to make sure it was a "clean" catch, but if it is still abnormal, your provider will want to send a sample for culture to determine the proper antibiotic treatment. ...Read more
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
Ask your doctor: The doctor who ordered this test is the best person to guide you. He/she is suspecting something wrong, now that you have something suspicious, further testing (?Cystoscopy) may be indicated. Atypical cells raise the suspicion of cancer but this is not a totally reliable test. ...Read more
Is it possible for langerhans cell histiocytosis to affect pregnancy results like a blood test or home pee test?
No: It will not do thatGet a more detailed answer ›
Few activated lymphocytes are present in my blood test report. Is this dangerous or a cancer? Lymphocytes reads 35% (3.185x10^9/l).Thx
What high Squamous Epi Cells contain in urine test mean?
Is it related to health problem except urine infection?
Is it visible to eyes?
What is the norm in early signs of kidney disease or damage, is it creatnine in blood or is it protein in urine ? Which one usually happens first ?
What would be a reason for many epithelial cells present in a urine sample? Was also high for protein.
Contamination: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, One likely explanation is contamination of urine with vaginal fluid. Consult this site for proper urine collection technique. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007487.htm ...Read more
In the urinalysis I had positive nitrite as well as 500 Leu/uL. What kind of infection could that indicate?
Non specific: Non specific test can be high in many condirions ...Read more
How likely would be a false positive test result of tyrosinuria in metabolic urine screening after 12 hours fasting? If indeed pos., what is the cause
Rare entity if true: This is a rare condition that can be treated with a low phenylalanine/tyrosine diet. Blurry vision could be related but unlikely. High cholesterol and triglycerides are probably unrelated. Tyrosinuria is a genetic disease most common in french canadians. Repeat test if marginally abnormal. ...Read more
Can an erythrocyte sedimentation rate blood test detect peyronies inflammation or its severity? What can a normal outcome rule out in the body?
Could a urine m/c/s identify a particular infection that two blood cultures may fail to identify in a case of suspected sepsis. Is this very unlikely?
If the source of the: sepsis is the urinary tract (kidneys and bladder primarily), then urine c/s might identify the cause of sepsis and the best antibiotic to treat it. Kidney infection is a common cause of sepsis in certain groups of people. If the source of the infection is elsewhere, then urine c/s won't identify the cause unless the sepsis has spread from the bloodstream to the kidneys. Dr. Anne ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can schistosoma haematobium eggs be detected in a urinalysis test? If not what type of urine test can detect it? Thanks
Here are some...: Hi! KSkinner, The answer to this Q may be referred to that I offered for you in another question you posted. Again, testing PSA + US would exceed what you need as a 19-y-o man. More? Ask your treating doctor who possesses more pertinent info about you than anyone online. ...Read more
What are the other causes of elevated catecholamines in a 24 hour urine test if it is not a pheochromocytoma?
How High?: There are many causes of elevated catechols in a 24 hour urine sample. Depending on the test used medications can interfere with catechol levels, including things as simple as acetaminophen & certain beta blocker medications. If only mildly elevated something as simple as stress can elev the labs. There is a cond called a paraganglioma. The cond's make diff catechols, the breakdown is helpful. ...Read more
For the pathologists, if antibodies in my blood produce a perinuclear staining pattern on human pituitary cells of donor, could this indicate that I have anti-cytokeratin antibodies, as in vasculitis?
For the pathologists, when testing for antibodies, if there is a perinuclear staining of some cells of a human pituitary, what could this indicate?
Maybe adenoma: Perinuclear staining means that the cells stained around the nucleus, but it doesn't tell what exactly stained. Pituitary adenomas, which are benign tumors, can show perinuclear staining with an antibody to cytokeratin. Looking at staining patterns is one way to tell the difference between types of pituitary tumors. We need more information from your pathology report to answer this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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