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Urinary Cast

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Urinary Cast, Urine Cast, Cellular Cast, Granular Cast, Hyaline Cast, Red Blood Cell Cast, RBC Cast, White Blood Cell Cast, WBC Cast, Fatty Cast

  • Types
  • Glomerulus
  1. Red Blood Cell Casts
    1. Glomerulonephritis (dysmorphic RBCs)
    2. May be normal in Collision Sport athletes
  2. Fatty Casts
    1. Nephrotic Syndrome
    2. Hypothyroidism
  • Types
  • Interstitium or Renal Tubules
  1. Epithelial cell casts
    1. Acute Tubular Necrosis
    2. Interstitial Nephritis
    3. Eclampsia
    4. Heavy metal Poisoning
    5. Rejected transplant
  2. Granular Casts (renal tubule)
    1. Severe renal disease
  3. Waxy casts
    1. Severe renal disease
  4. White Blood Cell Casts (including Eosinophil casts)
    1. Pyelonephritis
    2. Glomerulonephritis
    3. Interstitial Nephritis (esoinophil casts)
  • Types
  • Extrinsic Conditions
  1. Hyaline or mucoprotein casts
    1. Normal finding
    2. Pyelonephritis
    3. Chronic renal disease
    4. Prerenal Failure or Postrenal Failure