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Microalbumin: Creatinine Ratio, Random Urine Test

* This is not a home test kit. You will need to visit a local lab for testing.

Also Known As

ACR, Albumin-Creatinine Ratio, uACR

The Purpose of the Microalbumin Creatinine Ratio Test

Your kidneys play a crucial role in filtering waste products from the blood so they can be excreted in your urine. Kidney damage, caused by factors such as kidney disease or diabetes-related renal failure, interferes with proper function, which means that waste can’t be filtered and instead builds up inside your body. A microalbumin creatinine random urine test is a good diagnostic tool for monitoring your kidney health and discovering any potential problems early, so you can get the treatment you need.

Microalbumin, Random Urine with Creatinine (6517)
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What Does the Microalbumin Creatinine Urine Test Measure?

This test measures microalbumin and creatinine. Microalbumin is a protein usually only present in urine when the kidneys have suffered damage. Creatinine is a waste product produced by the muscles that is normally excreted in your urine. Measuring the ratio of microalbumin to creatinine gives you a picture of your kidney health.

Who Should Take a Microalbumin Lab Test?

You may want a microalbumin lab test with creatinine as a preventive tool to spot kidney damage early if you have a family history of kidney issues. In addition, your physician may recommend it to monitor your health on a regular basis. If you have type 2 diabetes, your doctor may recommend annual testing; if you have type 1 diabetes, you may want to get tested five years after your diagnosis.

Microalbumin Creatinine Test Preparation

You don’t need to fast or follow other special instructions prior to your microalbumin creatinine ratio test. You will need to use a sterile container and follow the lab’s instructions for collecting your urine sample.

Microalbumin Creatinine Random Urine Test Results

result below 30 mg/g is typically considered normal. If your results are higher than that and you need expert medical guidance, contact Personalabs and we can help you set up a telehealth appointment with one of our board-certified physicians.

Where Can I Get a Microalbumin Creatinine Urine Test Near Me?

Your kidneys are important organs; take care of them by shopping online at Personlabs. We offer a wide selection of kidney function tests as part of our inventory of 400-plus health tests. You can also take advantage of top-quality customer service and a streamlined ordering process. Before you begin, you may want to ensure you don’t need your doctor’s approval before purchasing a test, which will depend on the state where you live. Then just follow these steps to get the fast, accurate health results you need:

Step 1: Buy the test you want. It comes with a lab order, which you’ll need to download and bring to your testing appointment.

Step 2: Visit our website and use the lab locator to find a convenient facility near you among our 4,000-plus Quest Diagnostics and Labcorp partner sites across America. Book your appointment and follow all the instructions for sample collection.

Step 3: Bring your test order to the lab when it’s time for your appointment.

Step 4: Get your test results in your private Personalabs account, usually within 2 to 10 business days after submitting your sample.

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