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What do amorphous sediment crystals mean in otherwise negative urine in a healthy 5yo child?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Nothing

Amorphous is just a descriptive term meaning without specific form. The urine is filled with junk from your metabolism. Amorphous material is an expected component.

In brief: Nothing

Amorphous is just a descriptive term meaning without specific form. The urine is filled with junk from your metabolism. Amorphous material is an expected component.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Clarene Cress
Pediatrics

In brief: Normal urates

Urates & uric acid are formed from protein digestion and excreted in the urine, hence the name, urine.
Depending on the acidity & concentration of the urine, uric acid crystals may precipitate in urine, sometimes in an indistinct or amorphous shape or at other times, as rhomboid shapes or rectangles, etc. The urine with amorphous uric acid crystals looks cloudy, but is otherwise healthy.

In brief: Normal urates

Urates & uric acid are formed from protein digestion and excreted in the urine, hence the name, urine.
Depending on the acidity & concentration of the urine, uric acid crystals may precipitate in urine, sometimes in an indistinct or amorphous shape or at other times, as rhomboid shapes or rectangles, etc. The urine with amorphous uric acid crystals looks cloudy, but is otherwise healthy.
Dr. Clarene Cress
Dr. Clarene Cress
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