What does it mean if your urine shows a trace of leukocyte esterase?
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What causes leukocyte esterase in urine?
What is the Medical term meaning white blood cells in urine?
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What is Leukoesterase?
Leukoesterase = Leukocyte + Esterase. Leukoesterase is a combination word derived from the words Leukocyte and Esterase (LE), which is a urine test for the presence of white blood cells in the urine. "Leukocyte" meaning white blood cell and "Esterase" meaning white blood cell enzyme. Leukoesterase is released by white blood cells. A positive screen for leukoesterase usually indicates a urinary tract infection, in combination with a positive nitrite test - (see "Nitrite Test"). The LE test is also used to screen for gnorrhea and amniotic fluid. In a normal urinalysis Leukesterase is not present or "negative" when listed in lab results. *Please see Leukocyte Esterase Wiki for further discussion and more detailed explantion.
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List eight components of the chemical nature of urine?
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My urinalysis result of WBC Esterase came back trace-abnormal what does this mean?
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What does a positive result for leukocyte esterase ua from a urinalysis mean?
You may have an infection. A positive finding of the enzyme leukocyte esterase in urinalysis indicates the presence of white blood cells in the urine. This normally suggests inflammation of some sort, often from a urinary tract infection. A simple dipstick test as part of a urinalysis can detect the presence of this enzyme. Leukocyte esterase in urinalysis functions as a screening test. A negative result makes it unlikely an infection exists, thus making further testing of the urinary with a microscopic examination and urine culture for bacteria usually unnecessary. Although a urinary tract infection is the most common cause of leukocyte esterase in urinalysis some other and rarer causes for the positive result with a negative microorganism culture do exist. These include: Chlamydia Infection with a sexually transmitted microorganism called ureaplasma urealyticum Balanitis, a skin disease occurring at the head of the penis Cancer of the bladder Kidney stones Tuberculosis A foreign body in the urinary tract Glomerulonephritis, an inflammation of small blood vessels in the kidneys Prescription drugs such as corticosteroids
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What does LE mean in the result field of a urinalysis?
On a urinalysis, LE most likely stands for Leukocyte Esterase. This is an enzyme that is released by white blood cells and thus marks for their presence in the urine. Elevated levels of LE may indicate the presence of a urinary tract infection or infection of the bladder or kidneys. A positive test will usually be followed by a culture for certain forms of bacteria that could be present in urine.
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What does it mean if you have nitrites in your urine and no leukocytes?
Mostly urine performing time less then two hours . If urine perform after two hour or more late then bacteria growth in the urine and urine container. when this urine perform time nitrites positive because late perform urine bacteria growth. But not found of leukocyte in microscopically in this urine . this urine repeated and perform under timing then not positive nitrites and not found in leukocyte in urine. Airf Hussain (M.Sc. Hematology&Blood Bank)
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What the term for high WBC count?
White blood cells, or leukocytes in the body, help fight infections in the body. The presence of high white blood cell count in the urine indicates a bacterial infection. The test is performed to check the presence of white blood cells is called leukocyte esterase. This test is a part of urinalysis. This test is performed using reagent test strips. Apart from analyzing the WBC count in urine, it is also used to analyze pH, protein, glucose, ketones, blood, nitrite, bilirubin and urobilinogen.
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What urine use in routine checkup?
The use of urine testing in routine checkups is questionable. Most physicians will say the check for overt abnormalities of specific gravity, the presence of sugar, protein, bilirubin or for signs of infection including white blood cells, red blood cells, nitrites or leukocyte esterase. In women's health practices, it might be used to check for pregnancy if either suspected or not. However, it is only a spot check if done correctly, and will not eliminate disorders of the above without strict adherence to technique, collection and testing criteria.