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What Is The Result Of Urine Dipstick Analysis In Urinary Tract Infection
Mostly: Nitrite reagent in dipstick works for most gram negative organisms, but does show gram positive bacteria like enterococcus, staphlococcus or streptococcus etc.. Latter 2 are considered "skin" organisms but can be cause of utis in some, especially subjects on intermittent catheterization. Leucoocte esterase for wbcs in urine usually but, not always reliable. Urine culture is most reliable. ...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
Urine dipstick: Usually not accurate enough!Get a more detailed answer ›
Can Urinary Tract Infection exist without burning during urination and with normal urine color? What tests are be used to determine UTI?
I think i may have a urinary tract infection. It hurts to urinate and my urine is faded and had a strong odor. What do I do?
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
What does occasional cloudy urine mean? Itchiness that comes with it. Could i possibly have a minor urinary tract infection?
I think i may have a urinary tract infection. It hurts to urinate and my urine is faded and has a strong odor. What can I do?
It may not!: A urinary tract infection is a clinical diagnosis, and doesn't necessarily hinge on a positive urine culture. However, typical bacteria associated with uti's will test positive within 24hr. Cultures help in choosing the most appropriate antibiotic.However, keep in mind some microbes cannot be cultured, or aren't routinely cultured (e.g. Ureaplasma, chlamydia) - but can be treated with antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Frequent urinary tract infection. Bladder does not empty properly. Urine culture shows stephalococcus aerius. Please advise next steps.
Wbc in urine 92/ul then 18/ul after 1 day. Will creatinine of 159 umol/l normalize after urinary tract infection has been treated?
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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