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I am worried because my MSU test was reported as contaminated and the hospital secretary phoned me to say that the Consultant wanted me to repeat the test before my cystoscope.  I went to the hospital to provide another MSU and asked what a report of contaminated means but they were either unable or unwilling to tell me.  I am really anxious and any replies really appreciated. Thanks

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    Hi Lynn

    The only time I have heard the expression "contaminated" in medical terms is when I was expecting my first baby in 1981 and I had to do a urine sample in the hospital. The nurse said the specimen was no good as it was contaminated. I enquirer as to what this meant and all she said was if something else gets into the sample say from the back passage, then a sample is labelled "contaminated". Hope this helps.

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      Thanks for the reply. I wish I had been given this explanation as a possible cause of the contamination. Hopefully I am worrying about nothing and I can have my cystoscopy as planned on 27th. Will keep you updated. Thanks again.
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