Tag: Urine Crystals

Types of Crystals in Urine 4.2/5 (498)

Calcium carbonate crystals

Types of Crystals in Urine Uric acid crystals invariably form in acidic urine, typically with a urine pH < 5.5. Uric acid is soluble in alkaline urine, preventing the precipitation of urate crystals. The inability of uric acid to crystallize at urine pH > 7.0 is the rationale for urinary alkalinization in patients at risk for acute uric acid nephropathy. […]

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