• robert robert
    December 19, 2011
    What does trace-lysed blood in urine mean?
    robert robert
    December 19, 2011

    My doctor says I have trace-lysed blood in my urine. What does that mean?



  • Jay Motola
    Health Pro
    January 30, 2012
    Jay Motola
    Health Pro
    January 30, 2012

    Trace lysed blood refers to a finding that is usually reported from a urinary dip stick analysis. It implies that there is a small quantity of red cells in the urine that have broken open.  The developer on the dip stick reacts with the hemoglobin that is released when the red cells are lysed.  Causes of this include excessively alkaline urine, urine being stored for too long before being voided, injury, inflammation, or infection. Only your doctor can diagnose the problem effectively with the appropriate tests.


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