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Microalbumin

Also known as: Urine Albumin; Albumin-to-Creatinine Ratio; ACR
Formal name: Microalbumin and Microalbumin/Creatinine Ratio
Related tests: Albumin; Creatinine; Glucose; A1c; Urine Protein

 

  • Why should I do it?

To detect early damage to the kidneys in those with diabetes or high blood pressure (hypertension)

 

  • When should I do it?

Annually after a diagnosis of diabetes or hypertension

 

  • What Kind of Sample is Needed?

A random, timed, overnight, or 24-hour urine sample

 

  • Test Preparation Needed?

None