Purple Urine Bag Syndrome

Purple urine bag syndrome (PUBS) is a rare condition, in which the patient has a purple-colored urine tubes or bags following urinary catheterization for hours to months. It is usually ...

Indinavir Urine Crystals

Indinavir is used along with other medications to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Indinavir  crystals tend to be either flat rectangular plates, fan-shaped, or ...

Uric Acid Crystal Image

Triple phosphate under polarized microscope

variation in Triple phosphate crystals

Triple phosphate (ammonium magnesium phosphate) crystals are commonly seen in alkaline urine. In their routine form, they are easily identified by their prism shape that frequently resembles ...
Uric acid crystals under polarized light (x400).

Variations of Uric acid crystals in urine

Uric acid crystals are seen in a variety of shapes, including rhombic, four-sided flat plates (whetstones), wedges, and rosettes.Form in urine when pH < 5.5 They usually appear ...

sulfonamide crystals in urine

Sulfanomide crystals are considered abnormal in urine. Appearance: flat needles, sheaves of small needles or as spheroids. Often brown in color. The presence of sulfanomide crystals ...

Bacteria in urine sediments

Bacteria can be identified in unstained urine sediments when present in sufficient numbers by their characteristic rod shapes. This is more readily done for bacilli than cocci, which ...

Calcium oxalate dihydrate and monohydrate

Red Top Tube

Blood sample hemolysis

this is usually caused by a procedural error such as using too small of a needle, or pulling back to hard on the plunger of a syringe used for collecting the sample. The red cells ...

Urine Crystals formation based on Urine pH

 

IRON Overview

Optimal Range: 75-150 mg/ml Causes of Increased Ineffective erythropoiesis (thalassemias, sideroblastic) Intra-vascular hemolysis Liver disease (alcohol, portocaval shunts) ...
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