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Albumin/Creatinine Ratio

Test Name

Albumin/Creatinine Ratio

Test Code

2670

Specimen

Urine spot or 24h collection

Unit

mg/g creatinine

Station

Chemistry

Synonym Name/Abbreviation

Microalbumin; random urine

CPT Code

82043, 82570

Performing Facility

American Medical Labs, Herzliya Pituah

Analyzer

Cobas Integra 400

Test Method

 Ratio: calculation (from tests on Roche Modular P-800 and Cobas Integra)

AML Preferred Tube

Urine collection tube

Storage Instructions

Refrigerated

Min. Volume

10 mL

 

 

Comments

Microalbuminuria can be diagnosed from a 24-hour urine collection or more commonly, from spot sample. Both must be measured on at least two of three measurements over a two- to three-month period

Turn-Around-Time

Same day

 

Intended Use

Measurement of albumin levels in urine below the detection level of urine dipsticks. This test is useful in the management of patients with relatively early diabetes mellitus to assist in avoiding or delaying the onset of diabetic renal disease.

Patient Preparation

No patient preparation.

Adult Reference Ranges

Male and Female: 0 to 30 mg/g creatinine

 

Diagnostic criteria according to American Diabetes Asociation (ADA)

 

Microalbuminuria : 30-300 mg/g creatinine.               Clinical albuminuria: > 300 mg/g creatinine

 

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