Microalbumin Urine Test, 24-Hour

Microalbumin Urine Test, 24-Hour

Quick Overview

Used to check urine for the presence albumin, which is normally found in the blood and filtered by the kidneys.

Test #4555


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Also Known As Albumin, Urine

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.

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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