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What does it mean when many epithelial cells are found in the urine test?

what does it mean when many epithelial cells are found in the urine test many epithelial cells are found in my urine test
Asked On : Sat, 16 Apr 2011
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if you have many epithelial many hpf count do you have?
Answered: Thu, 14 Jul 2011
General & Family Physician Dr. Siva Prasad Reddy Pesala's  Response
Dear Girlie,
Thank you for choosing health care magic. Epithelial cells form the inner lining of urinary tract.Usually while urinating superficial epithelial cells which are already separated from urinary tact walls come off with urine stream.So physicians will advise to collect mid stream sample for urinary analysis. If the sample is collected at the starting of stream it will be rich in epithelial cells. So it is because of improper sample collection. Does not confer any disease.
Answered: Sat, 16 Apr 2011
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ENT Specialist Dr. Puneet Maheshwari's  Response
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Renal tubular epithelial cells, usually larger than granulocytes, contain a large round or oval nucleus and normally slough into the urine in small nephrotic syndrome epithilial cells are increased
Answered: Sat, 16 Apr 2011
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