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Albumin/Creatinine Ratio, Urine

Mnemonic

U ALB/CR

Synonym

Microalbumin/Creatinine Ratio - Urine Albumin Random - Microalbumin Random - Albumin, Urine, Random

Includes

Urine Albumin (Microalbumin), Urine Creatinine, Urine Albumin/Creatinine Ratio

Guidelines

Order Albumin/Creatinine Ratio if needing a Random Urine Albumin.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Urine, one sterile container without preservatives. First morning void is preferred.

Supply Item Number - 135327

Also acceptable: Timed urine collection without preservatives, refrigerate during collection. 

Handling

Remove particulates by centrifugation prior to analysis.

Preferred Volume

2.0 mL urine

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL urine

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Samples with gross hemolysis or preservatives. Samples collected using cotton balls.

Stability

Room Temperature (18-26°C): 48 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 6 days; Frozen (≤-20°C): 28 days

Do not exceed 8 freeze/thaw cycles.

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

24 hours

Method

Immunoturbidimetry, Colorimetry

Reference Values

Reference Values

Albumin/Creatinine Ratio: 0-29 mg/gCR

CPT Codes

82043, 82570

Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2019 10:30:16 PM


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