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I have a positive leukocyte, but a negative nitrite on the

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I have a positive leukocyte, but a negative nitrite on the azo brand uti test strip, so I am wondering if this is a uti or not?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Nurse Milli, RN replied 7 years ago.

Hello

 

If you are having symptoms of a UTI and have positive Leukocytes, then it is most likely that you have a urinary tract infection.

 

Nitrites are usually present in a urinalysis when a patient has a UTI, but not always. Plus the test might be flawed.

 

You might want to see your Dr if you are having symptoms of a UTI for a urinalysis and then antibiotics.

 

Hope this helps!

 

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
ok i have all the symptoms, about how much will the medicine run me?
Expert:  Nurse Milli, RN replied 7 years ago.

Hi there

 

UTI's can be treated with something like Septra or Bactrim and these are relatively cheap. You can expect them to run about $20.00 or so for 10 (taken twice a day for 5 days). If you have a drug card (insurance), it might be a lot less than this.

 

 

Hope you feel better soon.

 

 

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