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Albumin - Urine

Source Urine

 
Mnemonic

Random: UMALB

Timed & 24 hour: TMALB and UTIMED (urine creatinine is included in the UTIMED order)

Specimen Requirements

5 mL aliquot of:

Random urine specimen or
24 hour urine collection or
Timed urine collection

No preservative.
Store in a cool, dark place during collection. Refrigeration is acceptable.

Specimen Handling Ensure start and stop times are entered on requisition for 24 hour and timed urine collections.
Additional Information Random urine is the specimen of choice.
Testing Location Chemistry-DSC
Testing Frequency

Daily

Alternate Name(s) ACR, Albumin/Creatinine Ratio
Reference Interval

Albumin/Creatinine Ratio

< 1 month:                <17.50 mg/mmol
1 month – 2 years:  < 4.00 mg/mmol
> 2 years:                  < 3.00 mg/mmol

Albumin Excretion rate (MER)

< 20 ug/min