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Test Code MACRA Microalbumin Creatinine Ratio Urine LAB689

Test Method

Microalbumin: Turbidimetric Immunoassay; Beckman DXC600

Creatinine: Jaffe Rate; Beckman DXC600

Specimen Requirement

2 mL random urine is required.

Additional Specimen Collection Information

Collect a random urine specimen in a plastic container. No
preservative required. Label the tube with patient name and 2 forms
of identification (a patient ID number and DOB). 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 2
forms of identification (a patient ID number and DOB). Store the
urine specimen refrigerated and transport to the lab within 48
hours.

Reference Values

Microalbumin: < 1.9 mg/dL

Creatinine: Not established for random specimens; results are
subject to interpretation by the clinician.

Microalbumin/Creatinine Ratio:
Male: Less than (<) 17 mg/g

Female: Less than (<) 25 mg/g.

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

34535-5 Microalbumin/Creatinine Panel In Random Urine

CPT Code Information

82043 Chemistry: Albumin, urine, microalbumin; quantitative

82570 Chemistry: Creatinine; other source