The presence of upto 1-2 leucocytes is normal in urine. Significant pyuria is considered as at greater than or equal to 10 leucocytes per microliter or cubic millimeter. Epithelial cells should not be present in a urine specimen. However their presence may indicate improper collection of the urine, meaning that the sterile specimen has been contaminated. If contamination is ruled out and epithelial cells are again found in a second test it is advisable to rule out urinary tract infection. A urine culture examination will be further helpful in determining the cause of your infection and the most appropriate antibiotic. Discuss your test results with your attending doctor. I hope it helps.
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