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I need help with the following test results:

Urinalysis reflex protein result: trace
squamous epith cells result: Moderate
Bacteria result: Few
Amorphous Sediment result: Many

Hematology RDW result: 15.7 ref range is 9.0-15.0
(I think this may mean I may be getting a little anemia since my HGB is 12.3)

Thanks.:)
 

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The U/A results: trace protein not too concerning. But you will likely be repeating the U/A soon to check on this since you have lupus and even just trace protein in the urine is more worrying in us! It's likely it will disappear next time. It sounds like there was some contamination with some skin cells, and this is likely also the reason for the few bacteria found. This contamination can also produce the protein finding...

For the high RDW, this means there is a lot of variability in the size of your blood cells. Slightly above normal is usually not too concerning. Here is an excellent website that discusses this test and interpreting it's results.

http://www.medfriendly.com/redcelldistributionwidth.html
 

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Thanks so much for the reply, yes a trace had me a little concerned but hopefully it will go away next time, I'll keep my fingers crossed!
 
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