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Ua showed i was negative for leukocytes. Negative for white blood cells but positive for nitrites and many crystals in urine. Is this normal?

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Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Clinical symptoms?

It is possible to have a UTI that only shows positivity for nitrites and be negative for wbcs.
Studies have shown that when nitrites are positive, a UTI has a strong chance of being present ( = good specificity for the test). Many crystals can be caused by kidney stones or food metabolism issues.

In brief: Clinical symptoms?

It is possible to have a UTI that only shows positivity for nitrites and be negative for wbcs.
Studies have shown that when nitrites are positive, a UTI has a strong chance of being present ( = good specificity for the test). Many crystals can be caused by kidney stones or food metabolism issues.
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