MICROALBUMIN/CREATININE RATIO, URINE

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Urine, one sterile container

Handling

Refrigerate during collection. Mix urine well in one container before removing aliquot.

Preferred Volume

5.0 mL

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Specimens left at room temperature for more than 4 hours

Stability

Ambient (20-25°C): 4 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 6 days; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 1 month

Testing Information

Note

See Microablumin, Urine-Random

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Immunoturbidimetry, Colorimetry

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services

Reference Values

Reference Values

0-25mg/G of creatinine

CPT Codes

82042, 82570

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:21 AM