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Question: Hcast micro levels in urine are high 110. What is Hcast?


 lumpyfish - Sun May 20, 2007 11:51 am

Female 41 with abnormal urinalysis - Hcast micro levels are high 110. What is Hcast and what could be problem?
 Marceline F, RN - Thu May 24, 2007 4:19 am

User avatar Dear Lumpyfish,
H-casts are hyaline casts.
Taken out of context, hyaline cast values may or may not be of any serious significance. These are often found in normal urine and are actually the products of precipitated proteins. They can occur in response to heavy exercise or dehydration(which can result from not consuming enough fluids, or extremes of vomiting or diarrhea, or from diuretics.) Can you shed additional light on the reason the urinalysis was done?

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