December 16, 2022
What does ++ mean for pus cells?

Introduction ++ means 2-4 pus cells are seen per high power field. + means 1-2 pus cells are seen per high power field. +++ means more than 5 pus cells are seen per high power field. - means no pus cells are seen on the slide. ++ means 2-4 pus cells are seen per high […]

December 16, 2022
What does urinalysis mucus threads + mean?

Introduction If you notice mucus threads in your urine, don't panic! It's not a common occurrence, but it can happen. Mucus threads are typically associated with an infection or a condition called urethritis (inflammation of the urethra). You or your doctor may notice them when you have a urine test or if they're visible while […]

December 16, 2022
What does a urine test detect, urine that was sent to a lab?

Introduction A urine test is a common medical test that can tell you a lot about your health. The results of a urine test are different from other types of tests, like blood or stool samples, because they're not as specific. For example, if your doctor sends you for a stool sample and tells you […]

December 16, 2022
When a pus cell is 0-1/HPF in urine, is it normal?

Introduction Pus cells are white blood cells that fight infection. They can be identified in urine by looking at a microscopy slide under magnification. Pus cell counts (the number of pus cells per high power field) are measured using a light microscope with 40x or greater magnification, which is about the equivalent size of the […]

December 16, 2022
Is it normal to have a pus cell 12-14 HPF?

Introduction I have a stomachache. I feel like there's some pus in there, but the doctor says it's just normal. Is the doctor right? When your body is fighting off an infection, it can produce pus as a byproduct. Pus is a liquid that's produced by your body to fight off an infection. Pus consists […]

December 16, 2022
Does marijuana show on a urine test?

Introduction If you're curious about whether or not marijuana shows up on a urine test, the answer is "it depends." That's because there are several different types of drug tests and the amount of time it takes for the drug to show up will vary depending on what kind of test you take, how long […]

December 16, 2022
Is 1-3 HPF RBC in urine considered normal?

Introduction When you see small red blood cells in your urine, it can be alarming. The amount of RBCs in a person's urine depends on several factors and is typically less than 10 RBCs per high power field (HPF). In some cases, the amount may be higher than this. The range of RBCs in urine […]

December 16, 2022
What happens if tap water is added to a urine medical test?

Introduction If you've ever been asked to provide a urine sample for a medical test, you're probably aware that adding tap water to the sample can cause problems. But what exactly happens when tap water is added to a urine test? Can it affect the results of the test? What about other liquids? In this […]

December 16, 2022
How serious is 20-25 HPF in pus cells?

Introduction The presence of pus cells in your urine is a sign that there's an infection in your urinary tract. Pus is white blood cells, dead bacteria and other immune system cells. When you see pus in the toilet bowl or on a dipstick test, it means that there's bacteria present in your urine and […]

December 16, 2022
How is a urine examination useful to the doctors?

Introduction A urine examination is a urine test that is used to determine the condition of your kidneys and urinary tract. There are three types of urine examinations that can be done, depending on the symptoms you have. Urine examination is useful to the doctors in diagnosing urinary tract infections and also kidney-related problems. It […]

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