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Clinical Laboratory Test:
urine — leukocytes

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Description

The clinical test leukocytes acquired from a patient's urine is a test used to detect the presence of white blood cells in the urine. This test is used to diagnose urinary tract infections, kidney diseases, and other conditions.

The methods for obtaining leukocytes from a patient's urine include:

1. Urine dipstick test: This is a simple test that uses a dipstick to detect the presence of white blood cells in the urine.

2. Urine culture: This is a more detailed test that involves collecting a sample of urine and culturing it in a laboratory to detect the presence of white blood cells.

3. Urine microscopy: This is a more detailed test that involves examining a sample of urine under a microscope to detect the presence of white blood cells.

4. Urine flow cytometry: This is a more advanced test that uses a flow cytometer to detect the presence of white blood cells in the urine.

Synonyms
  • leukocyte count
  • WBC
  • WBC count
  • white blood cell count
  • white count
Other Sample Sources for This Test
Some Diseases Associated with an Abnormal Leukocytes
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All of the following must be considered when interpreting clinical findings and are too extensive to be covered on this site: