Urinalysis Elements

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  

What might you see in Urine Sediment

Epithelial Cell Cast

Epithelial Cell Cast

Epithelial Cell Cast in Urine Sediment
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
Tyrosine Crystals

Tyrosine crystals In Urine

Tyrosine crystals are abnormal in urine Appearance: colorless to yellow-brown single needles. Also seen as sheaves or rosettes. Tyrosine crystals may be seen in tyrosinemia and ...
Bilirubin crystals

Bilirubin crystals in hepatic disorders

Bilirubin crystals are abnormal crystals in urine. Appearance: Yellow-brown needles or granules. They are frequently attached to the surface of cells. Bilirubin crystals are seen ...
White Blood Cells, Bacteria and Mucus Strands

Bacteria, Mucus and White Blood cells in Urine Sediment

There are white blood cells, bacteria and mucus present.The number of white blood cells could suggest the presence of a urinary tract infection. If the white blood cells were not present,the ...
Cystin Crystals in Urine Sediment

cystine crystals in urine sediment

These are cystine crystals. they  are soluble in ammonia they are soluble in alkaline pH
red blood cells, white blood cells, and yeast

red and white blood cells, and yeast in urine sediment

The cells shown in this field are red blood cells, white blood cells, and yeast  
Granular Cast - High Power Field

Granular Cast

The structure shown is a granular cast      
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