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#MALBR: MICROALBUMIN, RANDOM URINE

COMPONENTS
Name Method Reference Range Units
Microalbumin, random urine Immunoturbidimetric <20 mg/L
Creatinine, random urine Colorimetric Not established mg/dL
Microalbumin/Creatinine Ratio Calc <30 ug/mg

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
No Type Volume Temperature Container Type Instructions
1 Urine, random 5 mL Ambient Sterile urine container Freshly voided, random urine collection in a urine container 

GENERAL INFORMATION
Setup Schedule Daily
Turn-Around Time 4 hours
CPT Codes 82043, 82570
Performing Lab GBMC
Test Performed Stat No
Clinical Utilities Microalbuminuria is used as an indicator of increased risk to develop renal disease in diabetics and as a predictor of mortality due to cardiovascular disease.

Collection Instructions
  After voided midstream urine collection is complete, mix the specimen and transfer a 10 mL aliquot of urine to a clean leakproof urine container with a screw cap.