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The presence of yeast in urine sediments is an indicator of infection, most frequently a Candida albicans infection. Yeast is often observed in specimens that contain sugar (see glucose result on urine test strip). This observation is therefore particularly significant in diabetic patients. The presence of Candida albicans in the urine is clinically significant even if it is not always accompanied by symptoms.

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Predictive medicine

Medicine that links medical knowledge with data to predict a patient’s potential health problems. Examples include artificial intelligence and genetics.