Microalbumin, Urine Random (without Creatinine)
Albumin is a type of protein which acts a binding molecule to carry substances like hormones around the body. Albumin gets filtered out by the kidneys and land up in the urine, only if there is kidney disease. This is a sensitive test that can be performed to pick up early renal failure or kidney damage and can be used as a screening tool in the clinical setting for people with diabetes and high blood pressure who are prone to getting kidney issues.
This test is performed in following conditions such as:
• Swelling or puffiness
• Urine that is foamy, bloody, or coffee-colored
• A decrease in the amount of urine
• Problems urinating, such as a burning feeling or abnormal discharge during urination, or a change in the frequency of urination
• Mid-back pain, below the ribs
• High blood pressure
Exercise within 24 hours, infection, fever, congestive heart failure, marked hyperglycemia, and marked hypertension may elevate urinary albumin excretion over baseline values.
Estimated Time Taken
Turnaround time for the Microalbumin test is typically 1-2 business days.