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What is a nitrite positive uti?

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Dr. William Jenkins
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: It shows

That you have bacteria in your urine that can convert the nitrate normally there into nitrite, gram negative bacteria such as e.
coli can do this if urine at least two hours' old in bladder

In brief: It shows

That you have bacteria in your urine that can convert the nitrate normally there into nitrite, gram negative bacteria such as e.
coli can do this if urine at least two hours' old in bladder
Dr. William Jenkins
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Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice
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In brief: Urease bacteria

Some bacteria produce an enzyme called urease that will cause the urinalysis to show nitrite positive test results.

In brief: Urease bacteria

Some bacteria produce an enzyme called urease that will cause the urinalysis to show nitrite positive test results.
Dr. Foster Carr
Dr. Foster Carr
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