Leukocyte esterase

What is Leukocyte esterase?

Leukocyte esterase is a urine test for the presence of white blood cells and other infections in the urine. Esterase is an enzyme released by the white blood cells usually present in the urinary tract infections and gonorrhea.

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I just had a bloodtest and my leukocyte esterase was 1+. However, there were no WBC. I hear elevated leukocyte esterase is a sign of infection....

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You should go for urinary nitrite test.

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Generally positive leukocyte esterase...

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Hello DR.,
Question: The meaning of a value 25 in leukocyte esterase urinalyisis?

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Presence of Leukocyte esterase suggest UTI.

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what does leukocyte esterase in urine test mean an
what should dr. do

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Positive result may indicate UTI; urine culture/microscopy needed!

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