White Blood Cells in the Urine
White blood cells (or leukocytes) in the urine may be detected in the microscopic analysis of urine. In general, the presence of these cells in the urine is suspicious for a urinary tract infection (UTI). Other supportive evidence of a UTI may include bacteria in the urine, leukocyte esterase and nitrite on the dipstick, and clinical evidence of urinary tract infection.
Medically reviewed by Michael Wolff, MD; American Board of Urology
"Urinalysis in the diagnosis of kidney disease"
"Sampling and evaluation of voided urine in the diagnosis of urinary tract infection in adults"
"Evaluation of and initial approach to the adult patient with undifferentiated hypotension and shock"
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/5/2015
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