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So far phase-contrast urine microscopy and automated peripheral blood cell counter are the most commonly used two methods that can help us know well about if the excess red blood cells leak into urine due to damaged glomerular filtration membrane:
1. Generally speaking, if red blood cells leak into urine due to damaged glomerular filtration membrane, red blood cells found in urine are usually various in both shape and size and in such a case, glomerular hematuria is diagnosed.
2. While passing through glomerular filtration membrane, erythrocytes lose hemoglobin pigment easily, which makes their color light. Therefore, glomerular erythrocytes look paler than nonglomerular erythrocytes.
3. Besides, in some cases, we may find about a half of red blood cells found in urine are mishappen and another half are normal. Under such a condition, mixed hematuria should be put into consideration.