Scanning electron microscopy of glomerular and non glomerular red blood cells

Fassett, R. G., Horgan, B., Gove, D. and Mathew, T. H. (1983) Scanning electron microscopy of glomerular and non glomerular red blood cells. Clinical Nephrology, 20 1: 11-16.

Author Fassett, R. G.
Horgan, B.
Gove, D.
Mathew, T. H.
Title Scanning electron microscopy of glomerular and non glomerular red blood cells
Journal name Clinical Nephrology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0301-0430
Publication date 1983
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 20
Issue 1
Start page 11
End page 16
Total pages 6
Place of publication Oberhaching, Germany
Publisher Dustri-Verlag Dr. Karl Feistle
Language eng
Abstract Phase contrast microscopic examination of the urine has been recently shown to be of value in predicting whether hematuria is due to glomerulonephritis or lesions of the lower urinary tract. Glomerular red cells show variations in size and shape and have distorted surfaces. Non glomerular red cells are uniform in size and shape and have smooth surfaces. Scanning electron microscopy was performed on urine sediment containing either glomerular or non glomerular red cells to better define their surface characteristics. Glomerular red cells exhibited a variety of forms, most cells having lumpy projections from the surface, some showing fragmentation of the membrane and others showing gross distortion. In contrast non glomerular red cells show smooth surfaces and usually maintain the normal biconcave disc shape of peripheral red blood cells. Scanning electron microscopy can better define surface structural abnormalities of urinary glomerular and non glomerular red blood cells.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences Publications
 
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