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A 43-year-old female asked:

Urine test on my 11 year old showed low creatinine (12.5), microalbumin (12.9), high ratio (103). does this indicate microalbuminuria or not?

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Dr. James Okamoto
Family Medicine 28 years experience
No: Microalbuminuria is defined as any concentration of micro Albumin > 30. The low ratio is due to the low level of creatinine, not the high level of albumin.
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Dr. Kristi Nix
Specializes in Pediatrics
Possibly: It does mean that in that particular urine sample, your child was excreting higher than normal levels of albumin. However, he would need to have his urine tested 2-3 more times in the next few months to confirm the diagnosis, as lots of things (such as exercise) can temporarily increase your excretion of albumin. It is important to follow up with your doctor.
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Last updated Dec 19, 2019

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