Factors known to be promoters of cast formation

Factors known to be promoters of cast formation are: Increased amount of certain proteins as Albumin, Myoglobin ,and Hemoglobin Urinary stasis Cellular debris Low glomerular filtration ...

Real and Artifact Urine Cast

  (A) – Cast Artifact (B) – Real Hyaline Cast  

Casts in Urine

Hyaline Cast

Hyaline casts are formed in the absence of cells in the tubular lumen. They have a smooth hyaline cast texture and a refractive index very close to that of the surrounding fluid. Reduced ...

Example of Microscopic Urine Sediment exam results

– Calcium oxalate: moderate – Hyaline casts: 0 – 2/lpf – Mucus: present – White blood cells: 0 – 2/hpf – Yeast: few  
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