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ALBUMIN/CREATININE RATIO, URINE

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Lab Section Category

Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​20 mL fresh random urine in sterile container

Storage and Transport

Method

​Immunoassay/Spectrophotometry

Test Results

Reference Interval / Value

>12 yrs:

Normal:

Males: < 2.5 mg/mmol; Females: < 3.5 mg/mmol

 

Moderate Albuminuria:

Males: 2.5 - 30 mg/mmol; Females: 3.5 - 30 mg/mmol

 

Severe Albuminuria:

> 30 mg/mmol

Turnaround Time

​Mean = 4 hrs, Range: 3 – 5 hrs

Day(s) Test Set up

​Monday – Saturday

Remarks

​Measured Parameters : Albumin (Urine) and Creatinine (Urine)

Instructions before sampling:

  1. Patient should be well at baseline. They should have no urinary tract infection,no acute febrile illness,no intense exercise within the previous 24 hrs and not be menstruating.
  2. Recommended urine collection is a fresh,first morning void sample. If a first morning void is not practical, random spot samples are acceptable.

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