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What is poor opacification on left side? What is mixed growth in urine sample?

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what is poor opacification on left side. what is mixed growth in urine sample.
Posted Tue, 17 Sep 2013 in X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
Answered by Dr. David Okia 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Mixed growth means you have more than one bacteria

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for your question.

Mixed growth in urine sample means the sample has mixture of bacteria that is naturally occurring bacteria in vagina and pathogenic bacteria. This usually happen when urine sample is not mid stream and patient did not wipe her vagina before passing urine. I usually recommend repeat test to be done in case results of urine sample show mixed growth.

Poor opacification is medical term used in imaging to refer to when the rendering of opaque to x-ray of tissue or organ by introduction of contrast media is poor.

Hope I answered your question, will be happy to help you if you have other queries.

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