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Microalbumin Urine Test, 24-Hour

A Microalbumin Urine Test is used to check urine for the presence albumin, which is normally found in the blood and filtered by the kidneys.

Sample Report

Test Code: 140050

Also Known As: Albumin; Urine.

Methodology: Immunoturbidimetric

Preparation: No fasting required. Urinate at 8am and discard the specimen. Then collect all urine in 24-hour period, ending with final collection at 8am the next morning. Refrigerate the collected urine between all voidings or keep it in a cool place. Screw the lid on securely. Transport the specimen promptly to the laboratory. Container must be labeled with full name, date and time collection started, and date and time collection finished.

Test Results: 1-2 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Sample Report

Test Code: 4555

Also Known As: Albumin; Urine

Methodology: Turbidimetric

Preparation: No special preparation required. Urinate at 8 am and discard the specimen. Then collect all urine in a 24-hour period, ending with final collection at 8 am the next morning. Refrigerate the collected urine between all voidings or keep it in a cool place. Screw the lid on securely. Transport the specimen promptly to the laboratory. Container must be labeled with full name, date and time collection started, and date and time collection finished.

Test Results: 2-4 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Description

 

This test is useful in the management of patients with relatively early stages of diabetes. Albumin is not present in the urine when the kidneys are working properly, but when they are damaged, small amounts of albumin leak into the urine, a condition is called microalbuminuria.

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