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Microalbumin Urine, Random

Test Method

Turbidimetric Immunoassay; Beckman DXC600

Specimen Requirement

10 mL random urine is required.

Additional Specimen Collection Information

Collect a random urine specimen in a plastic container. No
preservative required. Label the specimen appropriately with two
identifiers, patient name and another identifier, (patient ID
number, DOB, etc.) include date and time of collection. Store the
urine specimen refrigerated and transport to the lab within 48
hours.

Labs submitting specimens should aliquot 10 mL and send
in a plastic transport tube. Label the tube with patient name and
two identifiers (patient ID number, DOB, etc.). Store the urine
specimen refrigerated and transport to the lab within 48 hours.

Reference Values

Reference range not established for this specimen type.

Performance

Testing is performed Monday through Sunday.

Typically completed within 4 hours after the specimen arrives at the testing site .

 

Useful For

Assessing the potential for early onset of nephropathy in
diabetic patients

LOINC Code Information

14957-5 Microalbumin [Mass/Volume] In Urine

CPT Code Information

82043 Chemistry: Albumin, urine, microalbumin; quantitative