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How do they find out if I have a uti?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology

In brief: Urinalysis and

Positive nitrite test on urine indicates high probability of a uti. Bacteria can be seen by performing microscopy on a spun specimen of urine. Urine culture from a clean mid void specimen that grows >50, 000 colonies/ml of a single organism is a very reliable test. Good luck.

In brief: Urinalysis and

Positive nitrite test on urine indicates high probability of a uti. Bacteria can be seen by performing microscopy on a spun specimen of urine. Urine culture from a clean mid void specimen that grows >50, 000 colonies/ml of a single organism is a very reliable test. Good luck.
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Urinalysis & culture

They first look for the presence of white blood cells in the urine, as part of a urinalysis.
The urine leukocyte esterase test may also be positive. A urine culture confirms the diagnosis, and also tells you which bacteria are causing the infection, and which antibiotics can be used for treatment.

In brief: Urinalysis & culture

They first look for the presence of white blood cells in the urine, as part of a urinalysis.
The urine leukocyte esterase test may also be positive. A urine culture confirms the diagnosis, and also tells you which bacteria are causing the infection, and which antibiotics can be used for treatment.
Dr. Joel Gallant
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