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Why would someone need a leukocyte esterase urine dipstick test?
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Urinary infection
Leukocyte esterase is a surrogate marker for the presence of white blood cells in the urine and usually indicates urinary infection.

In brief: Urinary infection
Leukocyte esterase is a surrogate marker for the presence of white blood cells in the urine and usually indicates urinary infection.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
In brief: ? of WBCs in urine
Simple, rapid surrogate test for presence of white blood cells in urine.
Combined with nitrite test (both present on a urine dipstick) used to diagnose urinary infections when 1 or both +ve. Can provide false +ve in presence of vaginal eithelial cells which are common in "clean" voided specimens from women. Can be confirmed by microscopy of spun urine specimen or urine culture.

In brief: ? of WBCs in urine
Simple, rapid surrogate test for presence of white blood cells in urine.
Combined with nitrite test (both present on a urine dipstick) used to diagnose urinary infections when 1 or both +ve. Can provide false +ve in presence of vaginal eithelial cells which are common in "clean" voided specimens from women. Can be confirmed by microscopy of spun urine specimen or urine culture.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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