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what does it mean when you have moderate leukest in your urine

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what does it mean when you have moderate leukest in your urine test
Leukest is an abbreviation for leukocyte esterase. The leukocyte esterase is a specific enzyme that is present on white blood cells (leukocytes), so the presence of the enzyme indicates the presence of leukocytes, which is usually indicative of an infection.

The indirect tests for infection are not as accurate as performing a culture, but a positive test is certainly generally due to an infection.

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