Glucose and white blood cells in urine?

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I'm 40 male, 5'8", 140lb, white, British.

I've been experiencing frequent urination but no other symptoms. I went to the doctors today and they gave me a urine test.

She said there were traces of glucose and white blood cells in my urine. She has asked me to go in for a blood test and I think a Prostate psa test.

I'm worried it could be something serious?

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    Well a urine test is about three decades out of data for diabetes, a finger-prick can test your current BG and A1C far more accurately, and if you fast for 8-12 hours first that makes the BG test more accurate.

    As for the cells I know less, except that repeating the urine test, making sure to put the first urine down the toilet instead of into the bottle, is always a good move. Had an episode where my PCP was ready to send me in for all kinds of tests until we repeated it like that and the second one was fine. Since I'm still standing fifteen years later, I think "fine" was the correct reading.

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      Thanks for your reply. The doctor did not mention anything about fasting & I am in for a blood test at 9:40am tommmorrw.

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    true urine test outdated for glucose, but a urine test can reveal much more, like white cells indicate infection/inflamation somewhere. Please do not worry about PSA this is offered to older males to check if psa raised it stands for Prostate Specific Antigen. Your blood test will be for more than one thing, so do not be afraid to ask. Your blood test will confirm any problems and necessary action taken to resolve issues found.

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