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Albumin - urine

Alternate names:
24 hour urinary albumin excretion, acr, albumin concentration, Albumin creatinine ratio, micro albumin
Laboratory:
Biochemistry
Test Code:
24UALB, ALBCRU
Specimen types:
Urine
Container types:
Sterile Jar
24 hour urine - PLAIN bottle
Sterile Jar
Collection Instructions:
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab

For Timed excretion collect into a plain 24 Hr urine container.

 For ALB/Creat ratio the recommended sample is the first morning void collected into a sterile container.

This test is not indicated if urine Total Protein is > 0.3 g/L

Patient Collection Instructions

Frequency:
Daily
Result Turnaround Time:
4 hours
Reference Interval:

Excretion Rate:                     <20 ug/min

Albumin/Creat ratio:          < 3.5 mg/mmol