Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Friday, February 5, 2016

Chrystals in Urine

Crystals must be identified in the urine sediment. The MLT must be able to differentiate between normal crystals frequently encountered in the urine and "abnormal" crystals whose appearance is pathological in nature.

Note: The pH at which a fresh urine sample is at aids in the identification of a crystal. All abnormal crystals precipitate in the urine at acidic pHs.

Read more:
Urinalysis: Crystals - UOIT Clinical Biochemistry



Unknown said...


Unknown said...

I saw crystals in a baby's urine this week. She was intoxicated by some medisine given to her by a "whitch doctor" or sangoma. I was not able to identify them. They were large, diamond shaped with concentric crystalization... Can anyone help?!

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