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glossary of urine testing terminology

Casts: Casts indicate that protein is being excreated in the urine may indicate a possible kidney infection or disease.

Glucose: Glucose, or sugar, in the urine may indicate glucose intolerance or diabetes.

RBC (Red Blood Cells): An abnormal count of red blood cells may indicate kidney stones, a kidney infection or tumor.

WBC (White Blood Cells): An abnormal count of white blood cells may indicate possible infection of urinary tract, bladder or kidney.

Urine Cultures: Urine cultures are performed to diagnosis a urinary tract infection.


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