What is the role of urinalysis in the evaluation of testicular torsion?

Updated: Aug 31, 2018
  • Author: Oreoluwa I Ogunyemi, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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If the patient does not show clinical evidence of testicular torsion, a urinalysis and culture may help exclude urinary tract infection and epididymitis as the etiology of the scrotal complaints.

Urinalysis results are usually normal in testicular torsion. The presence of white blood cells (WBCs) can be observed in as many as 30% of patients who have torsion; therefore, do not rely on the presence of WBCs to exclude the diagnosis.


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