Urine Albumin, Quantitative Timed


Sunquest Code:UMALBT  
Epic Code:LAB3839Epic Name:Microalbumin Timed Urine
Order Instructions:Order UCRT in addition to UMALBT. Enter collection volume and duration.
Synonyms:Microalbumin; UMALBT
Methodology:Nephelometric
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Test Includes:Urine albumin and creatinine.
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
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Urine Collection Procedure



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Urine, timed collection preferred
Optimal Volume:Submit entire collection; analysis requires 0.6 mL
Collection Instructions:Acceptable urine samples: 24-hour urine, overnight urine (8-12 hours), 1-2 hour urine. Frozen urine is not recommended.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Mix collection well before aliquot is taken. Aliquot 1 mL, 0.6 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (University of Minnesota Health Maple Grove Clinics, Fairview Range - FRMC, UMMC-West Bank, UMMC-East Bank, Oxboro Bloom, Fairview Lakes - FLMC, Fairview Northland - FNMC)


Interpretive

Reference Range:0-30 mg/24 hours; 0-20 mg/g creatinine.
Use:Early predictor of clinical diabetic nephropathy. Kidney changes include a rise in urinary albumin secretion detectable only by sensitive assays. At this stage, Albustix is negative and renal function is normal by standard assays.


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