Radiopaque dye Crystals

Radiopaque dye Crystals

Radiopaque dye Crystals is considered abnormal in urine Appearance: flat needles or sheaves accompanied by round globules but are variable in form. When the presence of radiopaque ...
Calcium oxalate crystals

Calcium oxalate crystals

Calcium oxalate crystals (shown above) can be present in urine when oxalate-rich foods such as tomatoes, spinach, garlic, oranges, and asparagus are ingested. Calcium oxalate ...
fern-leaf shape of Triple Phosphate crystals

Triple Phosphate Crystals

Triple Phosphate crystals are normal in urine Appearance: typically appear in “coffin-lid” form. May also appear as “fern-leaf” shape if freshly formed. Although ...
Calcium carbonate crystals

Calcium carbonate crystals

Calcium carbonate crystals are normal in urine Appearance: small, colorless granules or dumbbells. Not clinically significant but can be confused with other elements. A unique feature ...
RBC and WBC in Urine Sediment

RBC and WBC in Urine Sediment

RBC and WBC in Urine Sediment – The upper arrow shows white blood cell – The lower arrow shows red blood cell
White Cells Cast

White Cells Casts in Urine

mostly PMNs Causes: renal infarction, infections,acute/interstitial/lupus nephritis …. when cells degenerate–>granular appearance    
Broad Casts - Renal Failure Casts

Broad Casts known as Renal Failure Casts

 2-6x wider than ordinary casts
Red Cell Casts

Red Blood Cells Casts in Renal Hematuria

RED CELL CASTS means renal hematuria, always pathologic Causes: acute glomerulonephritis, lupus nephritis, Goodpastures, SBE, renal trauma,renal infarction, severe pyelonephritis, ...
Bacteria, transitional epithelial cells, and white blood cells

Bacteria, transitional epithelial cells, and white blood cells in urine sediment

Bacteria, transitional epithelial cells, and white blood cells in urine sediment
amoprhous urate

Amorphous urates appearance in normal urine

Amorphous urates are normal in urine. Appearance: often appear in noncrystalline amorphous form. Have yellowish-brown (pinkish) granular appearance. In urine with uric acid in it, ...
How we report white blood cells count in urinalysis

How we report white blood cells count in urinalysis

Learn how we report wbc count in high power field of Urinalysis
Cholesterol crystals

Cholesterol crystals in Urine

Cholesterol crystals are abnormal in urine Appearance: clear, flat plates with notched corners. The appearance of cholesterol is associated with the Nephrotic Syndrome. Cholesterol ...
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