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Microalbumin Creatinine Ratio

SIM

50315 

CPT

82043; 82570 

Synonyms

Microalbumin: Creatinine Ratio  

Specimen Type

Urine – (random or 24 hour collection) 

Container

Plastic urine container

Collection Instructions

Collect random  or 24 hour urine without a preservative

Volume

Volume: 2 ml. 
Min. volume : 0.5 ml. 

Additional Information

Measurement of Albumin in urine aids in the diagnosis of kidney dysfunction and is recommended by the American Diabetes Association to screen for Microalbuminuria.

Patient Preparation

None

Specimen Processing Instructions

Place urine in plastic container or transport tube and centrifuge.

Transport Requirements

Specimen Stability

72 hours refrigerated 

Rejection Criteria

Bloody urine specimen

Reference Range

Random Urine MAB = 0–17 mg / L

Random Urine Creat = 0-208 mg/dl

MicroAlbumin/Creatinine ration = 0-26 mg/g Creatinine

Critical Value

 

Test Includes

Microalbumin, random urine; creatinine, urine, Total Volume if needed, and microalbumin/creatinine ratio  

Methodology

Microalbumin: Turbidimetric; Creatinine: Jaffe rate method  

Testing Frequency

 

 

Reviewed By

Sandy Hammett 

Reviewed Date

4/25/2018

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