Stop…let Me A-”cyst” You. A Case Study about Cystinuria by Amy Albright. Patient History. 57 year old woman with history of renal problems Patient hospitalized upon urgent referral from doctor’s office Urinalysis was performed . Urinalysis Results.
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A Case Study about Cystinuria by Amy Albright
Test Patient Result Reference Range
Glucose neg (negative)
Bilirubin neg (negative)
Ketones neg (negative)
Sp. Gravity 1.021 (1.005-1.030)
Blood 2+ (negative)
pH 7.5 (5.0-8.0)
Protein 1+ (negative)
Urobilinogen 1.0 (0.2-1.0)
Nitrite neg (negative)
Leuk. Esterase 3+ (negative)
RBC 11-24 (0-3)
WBC 51-100 (0-5)
Epithelials 57 (none)
Hyaline cysts 1 (<10)
Bacteria 1+ (negative)
Crystals cystine 1+(negative)
1.) How does the patient’s current renal problems relate to the cystine crystals found?
2.) What laboratory tests are performed to confirm the presence of cystine crystals in the urine?
3.) What are the long term effects of cystine crystal formation?
4.) Are there treatments available for patients with cystinuria?
Left side: Negative control
Right side: Positive for cystine
This case study was
Amy Albright, MT(ASCP)
while she was a
the 2004 MT Class at William Beaumont
Hospital, Royal Oak, MI.