We see this in peds sometimes (in babies specifically)--babies' relative urine output is much higher than adults. The urine just doesn't sit in the bladder for that long, so the LE and nitrite can be negative because it takes time for these to turn positive in the setting of bacteruria. Hence we always send a UA and a UCx, cause you can't necessarily rely on the UA results. I'd think this would be pretty uncommon in adults, though.Dunce said:how can you have a UTI with normal urinalysis results?
Its a UTI if its in the urinary tract......0T6 said:If the bacteria are in the distal urethra, is it even a UTI? It's not 'cystitis' until its in the bladder.. I don't know, I've never heard of a 'distal UTI'