How is a diagnosis of chronic bacterial prostatitis (CBP) confirmed?

Updated: Jan 15, 2019
  • Author: Samantha D Kraemer, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Analysis of urine specimens and prostatic fluid is used to confirm the diagnosis (see Workup). The main diagnostic criterion for CBP is positive bacterial cultures of prostatic fluid. There is also often leukocytosis in prostatic fluid, which represents prostatic inflammation but is not specific to CBP.


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