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How are urine tests used for kidney infection?
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Dr. James Cunnar
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In brief: Diagnosis
A urine dipstick test shows if you have nitrites in your urine, as well as other markers such as blood, white cells, and protein.
The human body does not naturally put nitrites in the urine, so if you have them, the only cause is bacteria, which indicative of a kidney infection.

In brief: Diagnosis
A urine dipstick test shows if you have nitrites in your urine, as well as other markers such as blood, white cells, and protein.
The human body does not naturally put nitrites in the urine, so if you have them, the only cause is bacteria, which indicative of a kidney infection.
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