|The Epididymitis screen is used to determine the presence of an inflammation of the epididymis, which is the tube located at the back of each testicle through which sperm passes, and typically occurs on just one side. This panel aids in the diagnosis of Epididymitis, though significant deviations from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.
Includes: Urinalysis, Complete Profile: color; appearance; specific gravity; pH; protein; glucose; occult blood; ketones; leukocyte esterase; nitrite; bilirubin; urobilinogen; microscopic examination of urine sediment;
Examination for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae by nucleic acid amplification technology
Complete Blood Count (CBC) w/Differential: Hematocrit; hemoglobin; mean corpuscular volume (MCV); mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH); mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC); red cell distribution width (RDW); percentage and absolute differential counts; platelet count; red cell count; white blood cell count.
Patient Instructions: First urine specimen of the day (or patient should not have urinated for 1 hour prior to collection)
What is Epididymitis?
Epididymitis is an inflammation of the epididymis. The epididymis is the tube through which sperm pass. The tube is located at the back of each testicle. Epididymitis can affect both testicles, but it most often occurs on just one side.
How is Epididymitis Diagnosed?
Your health care provider will examine your groin and scrotum to rule out other possible diagnoses. You may have a rectal exam. You may also have these tests:
How Does Epididymitis Occur?
Epididymitis is caused by bacterial infections, such as:
It may also happen if you have:
Sometimes men have Epididymitis when they are taking a heart medicine called amiodarone (Cordarone).
What Are the Symptoms of Epididymitis?
Possible symptoms of Epididymitis are:
Because pain in the testicles can be a symptom of another, more serious problem (testicular torsion), contact your health care provider right away if you have this symptom.
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