red blood cell cast


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red blood cell cast

a urinary cast composed of a matrix containing red blood cells in various stages of degeneration and visibility, characteristic of glomerular disease or renal parenchymal bleeding.
Synonym(s): red cell cast

red blood cell cast

a urine sediment cast that contains red blood cells, signifying bleeding in the kidney, seen in glomerulonephritis.

red blood cell cast

(red blŭd sel kast)
A hyaline or granular cast that contains erythrocytes, indicative of bleeding within the kidney, as in glomerular inflammation. Seen on microscopic analysis of a urine specimen.
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RED BLOOD CELL CAST: (Orig. mag. ×400)

red blood cell cast

A urinary cast composed principally of red blood cells strongly suggestive of glomerulonephritis. Synonym: blood cell cast
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See also: cast