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Kidney Cells

Kidney cells are cells that cover the wall of the kidney tubules. A small number are found in normal urine. Any damage to the kidney tubules that causes separation (desquamation) of the cells on the tubule surface will manifest in a high number of kidney cells in the urine specimen (acute tubular necrosis, interstitial nephritis, proliferative glomerulonephritis).

Term of the Week

Hot zone

A hot zone is a section of a facility (sometimes an entire facility or even a city district) where there is a high risk of contamination by patients with an infectious disease. All individuals entering a hot zone must respect appropriate protective measures. By analogy, “cold zone” and “warm zone” are used to refer to areas where there is no infected individual or only individuals suspected of having an infection.