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what does TRACE (A) mean in leukocyte esterase unrinalysis

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what does TRACE (A) mean in leukocyte esterase unrinalysis?
Hi, I'm Doctor Robert, a Medical Internist (MD) who deals with diseases of all organ systems. All my education has been completed in the US.

Trace amounts of leukocyte esterase which is produced by White Blood Cell (WBC) in the urine. That they are there indicates the possibility of an infection. Normal urine has NO WBC's, so if they're there, they're there for a reason; to fight bacteria.

You will need to contact the orderig physician to get the rest of the results and see if he wants to treat you with antibiotics or if he is not convinced you DO have a UTI.

So, in essence, it is just one test we use to assess for the presence of a UTI.

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