diarrhea, vomiting, DKA,
starvation, high fat diet, hyperthyroidism, pregnancy, febrile
(detects 5 or > WBC).
Used along with test for nitrites to detect UTI (predictive
capacity: approximately 74 %). If both nitrites and
leukocyte esterase are negative, there is a 97% chance that a UTI
is not present.
Nitrates are converted to nitrites by many strains of bacteria.
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