Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Microalbumin,Urine

Test Name: Microalbumin,Urine
Alternate Name(s): Urine Microalbumin
Albumin/Creatinine Ratio
Microalbumin/Creatinine Ratio
Laboratory: Core (VH)
Specimen Type: Random specimen (no preservative) preferred or Collection of 24-Hour Urine Sample">24 hour urine collection
Collection Information: Bloody urine and/or urine collected in preservatives are unacceptable.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: As required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
24 hours
Stat
N/A
 
Reference Range: Microalbumin/Creatinine Ratio:

Male: 0.0 - ≤2.0 mg/mmol creatinine
Female: 0.0 - ≤2.8 mg/mmol creatinine

Microalbumin/Creatinine ratio for Microalbuminuria (MAU):

Male: 2.0 - 20.0 mg/mmol creatinine
Female: 2.8 - 28 mg/mmol creatinine

Microalbumin/Creatinine ratio for Overt Diabetic Nephropathy:

Male: >20.0 mg/mmol creatinine
Female: >28 mg/mmol creatinine


Reference range applies to both random and 24 hour collection samples.
Effective Date: 2008-11-15
Revised Date: 2018-01-24
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Useful for an early diagnosis of glomerulopathy in nephritis, systemic lupus, diabetes.

The Albumin Creatinine Ratio (ACR) is one of the recommended tests for screening nephropathy.
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Turbidimetric
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Refrigerate specimen
System Codes: 
Cerner
MALBUR/MALBU24
 
Referred To:  

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