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  1. suzanne
  2. General Nephrology Questions
  3. Sunday, 30 September 2018
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Can someone help me with these results please im concerned and don't know what they mean
Appearance CLOUDY
Erythrocytes HI 0.3 mg/L
Leukocyte Esterase HI 500 WBC/uL
Albumin/Creatinine HI 3.2 mg/mmol
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This urinalysis is consistent with a urinary tract infection. I would suggest getting a urine culture done. As for the slightly elevated albumin to creatinine ratio (ACR), I would not place any stock in it until the infection (if present) is treated. An inflamed bladder can definitely increase the value of the ACR.

Dr. Jordan Weinstein
  1. more than a month ago
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Thank you very much. I have no signs whatsoever that would indicate a UTI which is why it is worrying me so much.
  1. more than a month ago
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I would still suggest excluding a UTI as they can be asymptomatic. If no infection is present, then a microscopic exam of your urine is warranted.If the white cells and ACR elevation is persist, then a workup for that should be undertaken. As part of that assessment, you should have your kidney function tested as well.

Dr. Jordan Weinstein
  1. more than a month ago
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