• Figure 1.

    Urine microscopy

    From top left clockwise: 1. red blood cell (RBC) cast under brightfield, unstained; 2. acanthocyte darkfield, unstained; 3. RBC cast, brightfield Sternheimer-Malbin (SM) stain; 4. mixed cellular cast containing mostly RBCs, phase contrast, unstained; 5. RBC cast brightfield, SM stain; 6. calcium oxalate dihydrate crystals, dark-field, unstained; 7. RBC cast, brightfield, SM stain; 8. oval fat bodies within cast phase contrast with SM stain; 9. uric acid crystals polarized. Middle left: 10. RBC cast brightfield, SM stain. Middle right: 11. RBC cast bright-field, SM stain. All from Jay R. Seltzer, MD.

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The Resurgence of Urine Microscopy

Sana Shaikh Sana Shaikh is a Nephrology Fellow with Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO. Jay R. Seltzer is Chief of Nephrology, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, MO.

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