Abnormal Crystals

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Abnormal Crystals

There are a number of crystals that are seen less frequently but are of considerable significance when they appear. Before reporting the results, their presence should be verified by further testing and confirmed by a supervisor or pathologist. Polarized light can aid in crystal identification.