Explanation Of Blood Test Results?
Good afternoon, I am breastfeeding and yesterday I took a blood test and it was said that the levels of nitrite in urine are positive, what does that mean ???
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First of all, in providing laboratory results it is always best to give all the results (not just abnormal results) and also include the normal values of your laboratory. In addition, you also need to know that the diagnosis of a disease cannot be made only by using laboratory results, but a complete history taking is needed as well as a physical examination. Laboratory tests are only an additional examination to help confirm the diagnosis of the disease.
The presence of nitrite in the urine generally indicates an infection in the urethra (must also be confirmed by symptoms and other urine tests as well). Nitrite can also be positive without any illness if the examination instrument used is exposed to air for too long (the quality of the examination tool is not good).
RBC or excessive red blood cells can be found in various conditions, for example in people who smoke, have certain disorders of the heart, become dehydrated, certain kidney cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, polycythemia vera. Low MCV and MCH indicate smaller red blood cells and less amount of hemoglobin in one red blood cell. This condition can occur due to iron deficiency anemia, thalassemia, the presence of certain chronic diseases, lead poisoning. High lymphocytes can be caused by acute viral infections, chronic inflammation, reactions to drugs, splenectomy or removal of the spleen, certain cancers.
You should bring the results of your laboratory examination back to the doctor who recommends doing these tests for further disease analysis.
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