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Experience:  Board Certified NP, MS, RN. 25 years private practice & hospitalist
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My glucose serum is 107 and I got a WBC Esterase 1+abnormal.

Customer Question

My glucose serum is 107 and I got a WBC Esterase 1+abnormal. Doctor wasn't phased by this but shouldn't I be concerned?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Thyroid and simvistatin. That's all. My WBC stated 11-30 Abnormal
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Cholesterol is ok
JA: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?
Customer: Blood pressure great at 116/68. I'm adopted so no history
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 10 months ago.

Hello,

Was this a fasting blood glucose?

You noted that ".. My WBC stated 11-30 Abnormal..." Please tell me what your WBC count was and what the lab reference value is.

Are you male or female?

Thanks,

Schuyler

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Female and that is the WBC was 7
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
7 for platelets. 11-30 under urinalysis
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Are you there?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Do I have a UTI- mild?
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 10 months ago.

Yes, I'm here, but still confused about what is what.

Please list what is abnormal and what the lab range is for each.

WBC and WBC leukerase normally mean a UTI.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
OK- The lab report states under URINALYSIS- ROUTINE:
WBC Esterase 1+Abnormal
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Under same header it states:
WBC 11030 Abnormal The reference is 0-5
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 10 months ago.

That means a urinary tract infection.

If you were fasting overnight, then a blood glucose of 107 is higher than normal. Your provider will want to recheck and perhaps run an A1C test to check for diabetes.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I guess I should call the doctor and ask. His nurse told me my labs were perfect and then the report came and this is flagged.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thanks
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 10 months ago.

Those labs certainly aren't perfect and you do need to follow up.

Kind regards,

Schuyler

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Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 10 months ago.

Hello,

Was there something else you wanted to know about this? If not, I would appreciate a positive rating.

Kind regards,

Schuyler

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