I have systemic lupus and was wondering if anyone could tell me what some of my labs mean. I have never had anything come back on my urinalysis before and this time I did. I'm too impatient to wait to see my doctor in december.
These are some of them that came back with an asterisk beside them:

leuk est - 100/ul *
wbc - 10-25 *
bacteria - mod *
mucus - mod *

reference range for these are as follows:

leuk est - (negative) mg/dl
wbc - (0-3)
bacteria - (negative)
mucus - (none/few)

if anyone could be of help it would be greatly appreciated.
Janangirl
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replied October 21st, 2003
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Leuk est - 100/ul *
wbc - 10-25 *
bacteria - mod *
mucus - mod *

(reference range for these are as follows:

leuk est - (negative) mg/dl
wbc - (0-3)
bacteria - (negative)
mucus - (none/few)


the leuk est ( is a leukocyte estimation) that would
be the number of luekocytes in the sample (usually in a
normal adult 3.8 - 10.8 optimal health is around 7 thous/l)
wbc is a white cell count is the total white cell count in a
sample. Remember that leukocytes all do different jobs and for
this particular one they are measuring both the white cell
and the immune response.
Bacteria presence of bacteria is moderate depending on if that
was a blood presence or a mucus or urine sample all tell
different things...
Mucus this could be a couple of things depending on what
panel this responds to: this may have been a spittle test or
a swab. Increase in mucus can be an immune response.

Were these all blood serum samples? Or were some of
these swabs? The last two look more like swabs or other
lab samples.

I would recommend give the doctors office a call. They may be
able to take the time and explain exactly what they are finding
in comparision to your previous tests.

Never be afraid to call your physician... It's a job to him but
more importantly its your health. If you have concerns you
need to take them to your doctor. The only tools I find that we
have against this are friends and knowledge.
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replied October 21st, 2003
Thanks!
Thank you for your reply. This helped a great deal and yes, I will be contacting my doctor.

Sincerely
janangirl
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