Casts are cylindrical particles sometimes found in urine that are formed from coagulated protein released by kidney cells. They are formed in the tubules and usually take the shape of the tubule (hence the name). Normally, healthy people may have a few (0–5) hyaline casts per low power field (LPF). Hyaline casts are found in healthy i...
Normally very few or no casts are seen
When to get Tested
As part of a routine urine analysis
Typically done when there are abnormal findings on the physical or chemical examination
Acute tubular necrosis
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