My 93 y/o grandmother has had three UTIs this year going back to April. I believe either she has a new UTI or the previous one was never fully cleared up. She had a urine culture last week and it was negative so the doctor didn't prescribe antibiotics. However, looking at the results of the , I strongly believe she has a UTI.
Everytime she gets a UTI she ends up sleeping an excessive amount, she becomes grumpy in the evening when woken up, her urine smells super funky, and she just seems "off." When she takes the antibiotic, she typically returns to "normal" after the second or third dose. Then maybe four to seven days after the last dose, she slowly starts going downhill. I am seeing signs that point to a UTI.
The culture was analyzed a little under 16 hrs after the urine was submitted. Doesn't it typically take longer than 16 hrs. to get the results?
Could someone give me an opinion on the results:
WBC = 30> leukocytes present (Normal 0-5)
RBC =11-30 (Normal 0-2)
Urine Mucus = Present
Bacteria = Few (Normal=None Seen/Few)
Specific Gravity = 1.016 (Normal 1.005-1.030)
pH = 7 (normal=5.0 - 7.5
Urine Appearance = Turbid (Normal=Clear)
Leukocytes = 3+ (Normal=Negative)
UA = 1+ (Normal=Negative)
Nitrite = Positive (Normal=Negative)