Cystine Crystals in Urine

  • Cystine Crystals are abnormal in urine.
  • Appearance: colorless, thin, hexagonal plates.
  • Cystine crystals are found in the inherited condition, cystinuria.
  • Cystine crystals are the most frequent cause of kidney stones in children.
  • The presence of cystine crystals should be confirmed by cyanide-nitroprusside test (turns red-purple)
Cystine Crystals ,colorless, thin, hexagonal plates

Cystine Crystals ,colorless, thin, hexagonal plates

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