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I have a +1 leukocyte so what does it mean? Pataparoseole

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I have a +1 leukocyte so what does it mean?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Pataparoseole eltroxin eloquis suprise Topamax nortriptaline
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Am being investigated for lupu had 2 Dvt and a pe in sept
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 9 months ago.

Hi there,

Is this from a urinalysis result?

Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 9 months ago.

Do you have other lab values to share?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 9 months ago.

Leukocyte esterase is an enzyme produced by white cells. The urinalysis detects leukocytes in the urine, which is thus suggestive but not diagnostic for bacteria. False-positive tests result from specimen contamination. False-negative tests result from concentrated urine, glucose in the urine, bilirubin in the urine, and medications, including rifampin, phenazopyridine, and ascorbic acid.

The presence of more than five leukocytes is considered significant pyuria. Leukocytes in the urine are indicative of injury to the urinary tract, which may or may not be due to infection. Other causes of pyuria include stones, strictures, neoplasm, genitourinary tuberculosis, glomerulonephropathy, or interstitial cystitis. Leukocyte counts will vary by the state of hydration, method of collection, and degree of injury to the urinary tract.

Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 9 months ago.

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