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What are the tests for kidney infection?
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Dr. James Cunnar
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In brief: Urinalysis/culture
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 excrete nitrites in the urine, so if the test shows the, the only cause is bacteria, which indicative of a kidney infection. Your doctor them may send the urine for culture to determine exactly what bacteria is causing the infection.

In brief: Urinalysis/culture
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 excrete nitrites in the urine, so if the test shows the, the only cause is bacteria, which indicative of a kidney infection. Your doctor them may send the urine for culture to determine exactly what bacteria is causing the infection.
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