My Leukocyte esterase test was positive 15, what does that mean?

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The positive result of leukocyte esterase test indicates there might be infection. Did you do a urine test and find positive white blood cell?

Leukocyte esterase is a test to detect a substance that suggests there are white blood cells in the urine. This means you have a urinary tract infection. If the result is positive, the urine should be examined further under a microscope for white blood cells and other signs that point to an infection.

If the result of the urine test says there is a trace of urine leukocyte esterase, does that mean that there is infection as well?
Yes. Leukocyte esterase is a screening test used to detect a substance that suggests there are white blood cells in the urine. If this test is positive, the urine should be examined under a microscope for white blood cells and other signs that point to an infection.
What about if mine was Leukocyte Esterase +2... This is new to me??
Hi, Tammy. Are you affected by any discomforts? If your Leukocyte Esterase is +2, it means you might have a UTI, and you are supposed to test the urine sample for:
WBCs, red blood cells, bacteria and other substances.

If a urine test identifies levels above 5 wbc/hpf (A normal range in the urine is lower than in the blood, and may be from 0-5 WBCs per high power field (wbc/hpf)), it’s likely that you have an infection. If bacteria are detected, your doctor may perform a urine culture to diagnose the type of bacterial infection you have. If you’re diagnosed with any type of bacterial infection, your doctor will most likely advise you to take antibiotics.

Leukocyte esterase is a screening test used to detect a substance that suggests there are white blood cells in the urine. This may mean you have a urinary tract infection. If this test is positive, the urine should be examined under a microscope for white blood cells and other signs that point to an infection.

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