Urine red blood cells
Testing for red blood cells in the urine is important as it can help look for several diseases of the kidneys.
Urine red blood cells Overview
Red blood cells in the urine is other wise known as hematuria. Red blood cells in the urine can come from the kidney (where urine is made) or anywhere in the urinary tract and may indicate a problem with the kidneys.
Red blood cells in the urine is measured by per high power field. The normal range for Red blood cells in the urine is 1-2 per high power field.
Fasting is not required before the test
What the results mean
When red blood cells are seen in the urine, it may indicate damage to part of the kidney. More than 2 Red blood cells per high power field may indicate numerous diseases of the kidney and urinary tract as well as urinary tract infection, kidney infection, and trauma to the kidneys.