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What do my urine test results indicate?

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Posted on Mon, 23 May 2016
Question: Hi,
I just had a urine culture done to check for infection and the results are as follows according to Myehealth.

Hemoglobin A - Trace
WBC - 4 - 10
RBC 1 - 3

Leukocyktes - A Small

Epithial cells - moderate

Culture - 10 - 100 CFU/L/Skin Flora

Just wondering if you could explain those results to me. Thankyou XXXXXXX


Just wondering if I will get an answer to this question, as I had sent an email three hours ago, and still haven't go an answer yet. Could you pls let me know if you have received this. Thanks, XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
does not indicate infection present at the moment

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

White blood cells /leukocytes would are the areas that would indicate the presence of an infection.
They are the part of the body/blood that respond to infection and would be present in large quantities in the presence of any infection.

Small amount are sometimes present in a female sample even if urinary tract infection is not present.

According the results stated, there are only a small amount of leukocytes seen . The culture also states skin flora meaning that they may be picking up bacteria that is present on the skin in the region where the sample was collected.

This is confirmed by the epithelial cells, which can be skin cells, contaminating the sample

In summary, this result does not indicate that an infection is present at the moment.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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Brief Answer: does not indicate infection present at the moment Detailed Answer: HI, thanks for using healthcare magic White blood cells /leukocytes would are the areas that would indicate the presence of an infection. They are the part of the body/blood that respond to infection and would be present in large quantities in the presence of any infection. Small amount are sometimes present in a female sample even if urinary tract infection is not present. According the results stated, there are only a small amount of leukocytes seen . The culture also states skin flora meaning that they may be picking up bacteria that is present on the skin in the region where the sample was collected. This is confirmed by the epithelial cells, which can be skin cells, contaminating the sample In summary, this result does not indicate that an infection is present at the moment. I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions