Microalbumin / Creatinine Ratio Urine Test, Random
This test measures the ratio of Albumin to Creatinine, being Albumin a protein and Creatinine a waste product processed by the kidneys.
This test is useful in avoiding or delaying the onset of diabetic renal disease.
Albumin is a major protein normally present in blood, but virtually no albumin is present in the urine when the kidneys are functioning properly. However, albumin may be detected in the urine even in the early stages of kidney disease.
When Albumin is detected in small amounts in the person’s urine it may indicate that the kidneys are not functioning properly since blood and urine excretion of creatinine is stable, creatinine excretion is useful in determining if a 24 hour specimen was accurately collected.
A small amount of Albumin in the urine is sometimes referred to as urine Microalbumin, hence the name of the test .
Turnaround time for this test is normally 1 business day.
Preparation: No special preparation is needed for this test.
You can order this test individually or as part of the following panels: