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Is there a difference between Urine Culture and Urine Microscopy, or are they synonymous?

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Dr. Ronald Hamner
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Yes

Urine microscopy means looking at the urine with a microscope.
Usually the urine is free of cells and other debris. If white blood cells or bacteria are seen the urine culture attempts to grow the bacteria and identify the kind of infection present

In brief: Yes

Urine microscopy means looking at the urine with a microscope.
Usually the urine is free of cells and other debris. If white blood cells or bacteria are seen the urine culture attempts to grow the bacteria and identify the kind of infection present
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