Specimen: 15 mL (10 mL min.) aliquot of first morning / random urine in a sterile screw capped container. Ship refrigerated or frozen. First morning specimen is preferred.
Stability (Room): 6 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 1 week
Stability (Frozen): 3 months
Method: Immunoturbidimetry, Compensated Jaffe’s reaction, IDMS traceable
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 creatinine ratio (ACR) 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: Nephrologist, Physician
Disease: Disorders of Kidney
Components: *Microalbumin/Albumin, Urine *Creatinine, Urine *ACR *ACR Category
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: First morning specimen is preferred.