Microalbumin, Random Urine with and without Creatinine

Supply #U02 - 90mL Sterile w/ Green Lid

Microalbumin, Random Urine with Creatinine

Test Code: 6517
CPT Code(s): 82043, 82570
Includes: Microablumin, Random Urine and Creatinine, Random Urine

Microalbumin, Random Urine without Creatinine

Test Code: 17674
CPT Code(s): 82043
Includes: Microablumin, Random Urine

Methodology: Turbidimetric

Clinical Significance:
Microalbumin is albumin excreted in the urine and is a sensitive marker of nephropathy. It is used to screen for early renal disease in diabetic patients.

Creatinine is the endproduct of creatine metabolism. Creatine is present primarily in muscle and the amount of creatinine produced is related to total skeletal muscle mass. Daily creatinine production is fairly constant except when there is massive injury to muscle. The kidneys excrete creatinine very efficiently and blood levels and daily urinary excretion of creatinine fluctuates very little in healthy normal people. Since blood and daily urine excretion of creatinine shows minimal fluctuation, creatinine excretion is useful in determining whether 24-hour urine specimens for other analytes (e.g., protein) have been completely and accurately collected.

Test FAQ:

Collection Guide: 

Supply: U02 - 90mL Sterile w/ Green Lid

Preferred Specimen: Random Urine, no preservative

Preferred Volume: 10mL

Special Instructions: Mix well if aliquoting. Exercise within 24 hr, infection, fever, congestive heart failure, marked hyperglycemia and marked hypertension may elevate urinary albumin excretion over baseline values.

Transport Container: Plastic Urine Container

Transport temperature: Room temperature

Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days

Reject Criteria: Acid preserved urine

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