granular cast


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gran·u·lar cast

a relatively dark, dense urinary cast of coarsely or finely particulate cellular debris and other proteinaceous material, frequently seen in chronic renal disease but also in the recovery phase of acute renal failure.
See also: waxy cast.
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granular cast

Nephrology A finding in urinalysis characterized by molded forms from renal tubules punctuated by multiple granules; fine GCs arise from degenerating renal tubular cells; coarse GCs may correspond to a degenerating cell in the renal tubule. See Cast.
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gran·u·lar cast

(GC) (granyū-lăr kast)
Dark, dense urinary cast of particulate cellular debris and other proteinaceous material, frequently seen in chronic renal disease.
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This would give clinicians some headway for treatment options before the creatinine and blood urea nitrogen levels increase and granular casts appear.
The eight quantification questions consisted of four questions about red blood cells, three about white blood cells, and one about granular casts. The 72 structure identification questions covered 134 structures (mean, 17 per exam) consisting of 63 examples of cells, 25 casts, 18 normal crystals, 8 abnormal crystals, and 20 organisms/ artifacts.