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Test Code MCALR Urine Microalbumin Random, LAB2109

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Random Urine Collection

Specimen Volume: 1 mL from a random urine collection.

Stability: Specimens may be stored at 2-8° C for up to one week.  Do not freeze.

Collection Instructions: Samples should not be collected after exertion, in the presence

                of urinary tract infection, during acute illness, immediately after surgery, or after

                an acute fluid load. Specimens should be collected without preservatives. Specimens

                visibly contaminated with blood are not suitable for analysis of albumin concentration.

Reference Values

<30 mg/L

Useful For

Measurements of albumin in urine are used as an aid in monitoring the development of incipient diabetic nephropathy and for the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of diseases characterized by albuminuria.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Methodology

Nephelometry

Test Classification and CPT Coding

82043