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What does a urine dipstick test showing trace of leukocytes in contrast to the lab results indicate?

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Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis

Internal Medicine Specialist

Practicing since :1999

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Posted on Tue, 11 Dec 2018 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: hi, n a urine dipstick test at home i have a trace of leukocytes, small billirubin and a trace of protein. when my urine jis tested at the lab there are no leukocytes. just wondering what this means? and should i be concerned. i have fibromyalgia asthama and osteoarthritis. thank you.
Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis 1 hour later
Brief Answer:

Nothing to worry about.

Detailed Answer:


Trace of leukocytes is a common finding without much diagnostic significance, particularly in asymptomatic individuals.

The lab usually also checks the urine under microscope, so its results are more credible.

Neither fibromyalgia nor osteoarthritis have anything to do with your urine.

So in conclusion, there are no concerns since the lab found no leukocytes in your urine.

Hope I have answered your query.

Kind Regards!

Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis,
Internal Medicine Specialist
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