Hematuria arising from glomerular damage can often be recognized based on findings seen on urinalysis.
Features of glomerular hematuria:
(1) red blood cell casts
(2) moderate to marked proteinuria
(3) dysmorphic red blood cells in the urine sediment that show abnormal size and shape
The presence of all 3 features indicates hematuria arising at the glomerulus.
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Purpose: To evaluate a patient with hematuria in order to determine if it is arising from glomerular leakage.
Specialty: Nephrology, Clinical Laboratory
Objective: clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, criteria for diagnosis
ICD-10: N02, R31,