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I received my urinalysis results back. My Urobilinogen, UA

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Hello, I received my urinalysis results back.
My Urobilinogen, UA
Your value <2.0 mg/dl
Standard range 0.0 - 2.0 mg/dlWhat does this indicate?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 1 year ago.

Hello

I am Dr.Amita and I would be assisting you today.

Urobilinogen is a waste product from bilirubin secreted by our liver for help in digestion.It is excreted through urine.

The amount of urobilinogen in your urine is less than 2.0 mg/dl.It means that the urobilinogen levels are within normal limits and you do not have anything to worry about.

This is the initial answer.Please reply if you want any clarification.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
When the sign appears<2.0 doesn't that mean greater than?
Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 1 year ago.

This means less than.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you I missed read the sign. What about my Leukocyte esterase value reported Large when normal range is Negative. I'm concerned about this.
Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 1 year ago.

A higher value of leukocyte esterase may indicate infection.The value of leokocyte esterase elevation increases if nitrites are also elevated.That increases the probability of urinary tract infection.

In that case urine should be cultured.If you have any signs of urinary tract infection like painful micturition, frequency of micturition, hesitancy etc... culture of urine may be indicated to confirm presence of infection.

Leukocyte esterase can be falsely elevated in case of trichomonas infection and in case of vaginal secretions mixing with urine sample in females.