Do you test bladder or kidney infection with mid-stream urine sample?

Yes. Mid stream samples are more reliable for cultures if collected properly.In the elderly , often a straight cath mid stream is often done.Less contamination.

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Does a simple urine test show a kidney infection or just a bladder one?

Urine. Kidney infection is a serious organ infection and symptoms are impressive. High fever, pain and many systemic symptoms are present whereas a bladder infection may cause pain burning during passing urine. The urine test may be positive in both conditions maybe more impressive in kidney infection. Hope this answers your question. Read more...

Can you tell if someones got a kidney infection without a urine sample? I got told I had a bad kidney infection today but he never checked my urine.

UTIs. I often get a sense of a real UTI just from the history or story the patient tells me. A female often knows very well that they have a UTI and these need treatment urgently. The pain or other symptoms can be nearly unbearable. I treat frequently in this specific scenario without testing. Read more...

Well a urine sample show a kidney infection?

Yes it will. Urine sample will show kidney infection and if you culture it, it will show what bacteria is responsible for infection. Read more...

Can I have a bladder or kidney infection with a negative WBC count in urine? All was normal but pH was 9.0.

Alkaline urine. If there is an obstruction between the infection and the bladder, the urine may be unremarkable. A very alkaline urine with infection suggests proteus which produces urease that splits urea into ammonia that makes the urine alkaline. Read more...

Why do I keep getting bladder and kidney infections? I'm not having sex. There is blood and pus in my urine. Been 2 doc they have on clue 2 wats wrong

Hygiene. This is about your personal hygiene habits. That would be the most common reason for this problem. Wiping the anus after a bowel moment away from the urethra; bathing regularly; wearing clothes once and only after washing them. Read more...