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): 5 hrs

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

Courier Charges:

Home Collection: Available


Pre-test Information: First morning specimen is preferred.

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