Albumin, Urine (Microalbumin), Random

Code

0160

Principle

Microalbuminuria is a condition characterized by increased urinary excretion of albumin in the absence of overt nephropathy, and can be used to predict diabetic nephropathy. Diabetic nephropathy is a major cause of death in individuals with insulin-dependent diabetes; and because it is accompanied by irreversible kidney damage and persistent proteinuria, it is a major factor in the decision to initiate hemodialysis.

Preanalytical

1 mL Serum Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

1 day

Methodology

Turbidimetric Immunoassay