Microalbumin Urine Test, from our experts to you.
Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

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What is a
Microalbumin Urine Test?

Our urine microalbumin test detects very small levels of the blood protein, albumin, in your urine.


What is a
microalbumin test for?

A microalbumin test is used to detect early signs of kidney damage in people who are at risk of developing kidney disease.


When should I
take my urine sample?

We recommend that you take your urine sample as soon as possible after waking.


What's included?

Kidney health
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Creatinine - urine Creatinine is a chemical waste molecule that is generated from normal muscle metabolism. Measurement of this is an indicator of the levels of other waste products in the body. Creatinine is also an accurate marker of kidney function, and may help in diagnosing kidney disease.
Microalbumin - urine Albumin is one of the commonest proteins in the blood and is usually either not present, or present at extremely low levels in the urine. Increases in the quantity of albumin in the urine can be an early indicator of chronic kidney disease. This test measures the concentration of albumin in the urine. It is reported without a reference range as it can be affected by levels of hydration. It is used to calculate the albumin : creatinine ratio which takes account of changes in hydration levels.
Microalbumin : creatinine ratio Albumin is one of the commonest proteins in the blood and is usually either not present, or present at extremely low levels in the urine. Increases in the quantity of albumin in the urine can be an early indicator of chronic kidney disease. This measurement is of most use in monitoring for damage caused to the kidneys by diabetes, and in monitoring the progress of chronic kidney disease. This test measures the ratio of albumin to creatinine in the urine. This corrects for the effects of hydration on albumin concentration.

How to prepare
for your test

Special instructions

Prepare for your Microalbumin Urine Test by following these instructions. You should take this urine sample as soon as possible after waking.


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