Specimen: 15 mL (10 mL min.) aliquot of 24-hour urine in a sterile screw capped container. Do not use preservatives. Record 24 hour volume on test request form and urine container. Ship refrigerated or frozen.
Stability (Room): 6 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 1 week
Stability (Frozen): 3 months
Comment: The term Microalbuminuria is misleading as it implies a small version of albumin molecule rather than an excretion rate of albumin greater than normal but less than that detected by routine method. It is recommended to use term Albuminuria or Albumin Creatinine ratio (ACR) instead of Microalbuminuria.
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 10 – 15 days
Usage: Albumin excretion rate (AER)/24 hours microalbumin/albumin in urine is a sensitive and specific measure of kidney damage. Urinalysis for albuminuria has been accepted as a useful way of identifying patients at risk of progressive Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and its classification. Increased urinary albumin excretion is highly predictive of Diabetic Nephropathy, End-stage renal disease, Cardiovascular mortality, and total mortality in patients with Diabetes Mellitus.
Specialty: Physician, Nephrologist
Disease: Disorders of Kidney
Components: *Albumin excretion rate (AER)/24 hours Microalbumin/Albumin *AER Category
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: No special preparation required