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Urine test showed high esterase, wbc, iron and ferritin serum level. Cause for concern?

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i have high esterase 2+ and 11-30 wbc urine test. i also have high iron 168 and ferritin serum 207. is this cause for concern?
Posted Sun, 31 Mar 2013 in X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 3 hours later

Thanks for the query.

You have essentially two issues.

1. White cells in the urine usually indicate a urinary tract infection. The leukocyte esterase  test detects esterase, an enzyme released by white blood cells. Positive test results are clinically significant.
The presence of esterase and WBC in urine suggests that you are having urinary tract infection and so you should get a urine culture done to identify the bacteria,so that a proper antibiotic course can be instituted.

2. Your serum iron levels and ferritin levels are slightly high and it may or may not mean anything.
Sometimes ferritin gets elevated during the course of some infection in the body and comes to normal after the infection is over.
Other causes for high ferritin levels could mean
Alcoholic liver disease
Repeated blood transfusions 
Problem like hemochromatosis.

You may discuss with your treating doctor about it.

I hope it helps; however you may revert to me for any further query.
Best of luck
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