Alternative Names Red blood cells in urine; Hematuria test; Urine - red blood cells Normal Values Normal values are 4 red blood cells per high power field (RBC/HPF) or fewer. Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories. Talk to your doctor about the meaning of your specific test results. What abnormal results mean Greater than normal numbers of red blood cells in the urine may indicate: Acute tubular necrosis Cystitis (bladder infection) Glomerulonephritis Interstitial nephritis Pyelonephritis (kidney infection) Kidney trauma Kidney tumor Kidney stones Menstrual bleeding Prostatitis Additional conditions under which the test may be performed: Alport syndrome Complicated UTI (pyelonephritis) Membranoproliferative GN II Kidney vein thrombosis
Urine collection - clean catch; Clean catch urine specimen
Normal values will depend on the specific test ordered, for example, whether you've had a urinalysis or urine culture.
What abnormal results mean
If the urine sample was sent for urinalysis, abnormal results may indicate the presence of white blood cells, red blood cells, or excessive amounts of protein.
If the urine sample was sent for urine culture, abnormal results may indicate excessive growth of bacteria, a urinary tract infection , or a bladder infection.
Research has shown an inverse relationship between magnesium and blood pressure. In other words, individuals with a high magnesium intake, typically have a low blood pressure.
Good sources of magnesium include:
Peas, beans, whole grains, nuts, seeds, lima beans, squash, broccoli, spinach, and seafood
Supplemental magnesium of ~500 mg can effectively lower blood pressure. Some studies have found magnesium supplements to reduce systolic blood pressure 2.7 mm Hg and diastolic 3.4 mm Hg. Discuss all supplements with your MD!
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