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Kidney infection?

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KatyMac Fri 05-Dec-14 21:13:38

DD had D&V and then a cold and then a chest infection and then a sinus thing

Then she said her low back hurt & the GP said bring in a sample

So we did; they appear to have sent it off to the hospital - do they only do that when there is an infection present? Or do they do it after they stick the test strip in anyway?

SageSeymour Fri 05-Dec-14 22:01:56

They send it off anyway to see if they can grow anything from it so normal

KatyMac Sat 06-Dec-14 09:16:30

Oh, they always dip mine & then throw it away

marne2 Sat 06-Dec-14 09:20:34

They should dip it and then send it off ( that's what my gp does ) then if it indicates a infection you can treat straight away before waiting for results to see what kind of infection it is. Maybe they no longer do this as I think the dip test only shows the possibility of infection, the test the hospital does is more accurate. I have had dip tests show blood and sugar in a sample but come back clear of infection ( so antibiotics were not needed ), I know they are more careful now about dishing out antibiotics as people are becoming immune from over use.

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