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Microalbumin, Urine

Urine Albumn, Urine Microalbumin/Creatinine Ratio

Testing Information

Sample Type
Test Codes
CPT Code
82043, 82570
Testing Area
Core Lab - Chemistry
Test Methodology
Abbott Alinity - Spectrophotometry and Immunoturbidimetric
Reference Range
Reference range not established for random urines.
Expected Turnaround Time
Results Available 24 hours from Receipt
Specimen Collection Criteria
Collect random urine specimen in a sterile container. Preservatives are not acceptable for random urine specimens. Minimum volume: 10 mL
Rejection Criteria
Specimens contaminated with blood (may falsely elevate results).Quantity not sufficient for testing.
Specimen Validity and Retention
Random Urine:Room Temperature (20-25°C): 4 hoursRefrigerated (2-8°C): 7 daysFrozen (-20°C or greater): Unacceptable
Courier Transportation
Transport urine collection container refrigerated (2-8°C)
Clinical Utility
Microalbumin is a diagnostic indicator that exposes risk for diabetic patients developing renal disease.