When are urinalysis and urine culture indicated in the workup of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)?

Updated: Feb 19, 2021
  • Author: Levi A Deters, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Examine the urine using dipstick methods and/or via centrifuged sediment evaluation to assess for the presence of blood, leukocytes, bacteria, protein, or glucose.

A urine culture may be useful to exclude infectious causes of irritative voiding. It is usually performed if the initial urinalysis findings indicate an abnormality.


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