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Kidney Diseases

Puss cells

03/20/2008

Question:

I had a urine test and the results were my puss cells were 180 when they should be 82. What does this mean?

Answer:

"Pus cells" refer to white blood cells (WBCs). Normally there are very few WBCs in the urine. WBCs in the urine may mean there is an infection in the bladder. If you are a woman, it may mean the urine sample you submitted was contaminated by vaginal secretions. There are numerous other (and less common) causes for this occurrence. You must followup with your doctor.

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Response by:

Thomas   Zipp, MD Thomas Zipp, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University