Urine Microalbumin Test

This test measures the amount of a protein called albumin in your urine.

This test measures the amount of a protein called albumin in your urine.

A urine microalbumin is a test that can detect small amounts of a protein called albumin in your urine.

  • Measuring the amount of albumin in the urine can help determine if you have kidney problems.
  • Other measurements are often used to assess kidney function (i.e., albumin/creatinine ratio). Creatinine is a chemical that circulates in the blood and comes from the breakdown of muscle tissue.
  • The urine microalbumin test is most often measured in people who have diabetes.

For this test, you will urinate into a cup.

  • Some medicines may affect the color of your urine.
  • Your healthcare provider will tell you if you need to stop taking any medications before the test.

What should I ask my healthcare provider before having this test?

  • Is there any special preparation for the test? (If so, get clear instructions on what you need to do.)
  • What is the reason for the test? Will the test results change my treatment plan? If not, do I need the test?

Source UHC.com

Also known as:

Urine Protein Test
Urine Microalbumin Test
Protein in Urine Test
Protein in Urine
Microalbumin - Kidney Urine Test
Laboratory Work
Kidney Infection
Kidney Failure
Kidney Disease
Kidney Damage

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