Cellular Casts

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Cellular Casts

Cellular casts consists of a uromodulin mucoprotein matrix containing RBCs or WBCs, renal tubular epithelial cells, or a mixture of these cell types.

All cellular casts originate from the distal tubules. The presence of cellular casts is always abnormal.