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Urine Cytology - Help understanding results.

Hello - hope someone can help me make sense of a urine cytology test i had done.  I plan to see my doctor as a follow up on it but he is on vacation and I dont want to wait.

During a rutine examine my doc found microscopic blood in my urine (hematuria).  so my doc sent me to get a urine cytology done.  The results are as follows:

Diagnosis:
ESSENTIALLY ACELLULAR SPECIMEN.
RED BLOOD CELLS ARE PRESENT.
RARE TRANSITIONAL CELLS ARE SEEN.

Recommendations:
Suggest follow up as clinically appropriate and repeat if clinically indicated.

So my question is this a normal "ok" result or should i be concerned?  I did some searches in google myself and found that small amounts of tranisional cells are normal but I am not sure.  I have no clue what "acellular" means.

Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks in advance.
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1711789 tn?1361308007
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Hi there!

The report does not mention the number/ concentration of the red blood cells seen and hence it would be difficult to comment specifically on the situation. If the RBCs are few, a follow-up may be recommended if suggested by your doctor. However of the number of RBCs is more than a few, further testing to ascertain the cause of GU bleeding may be required. I would suggest discussing the situation and the suggested management plan in detail with your treating doctor.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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Can someone help me understand my urine cytology results? Benign urothelial and many squashmous cells are present in background of bacteria few mixed inflammatory cells rare red blood cells and sediment
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