A member asked:

My micro albumin/ creatinine urine ratio is high at 40.4. but my micro albumin is 12.0 and my creatinine is 29.7, both low. so is it really "high"?

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Dr. Marino Tavarez answered

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a ratio. Ratios are "higher" when the Numerator is higher in RELATIVE proportion to the denominator. The Microalb ratio followed over time it gives you an idea of how much micro kidney injury you have ( for example from Diabetes of or uncontrolled High blood pressure) . High Microalb and/or Low creatinine in urine is BAD

Answered Jun 25, 2014

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Dr. Ali Saberi answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

A ratio depends on if one number is higher or lower than the norm so if one is off then, being high or low, will make the ratio be off. Not sure what the norm ratios for the lab u are using are, but usually a Urine MA above 3 is high.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered

Specializes in Pathology

I suspect your sample was not complete. I'd not worry and if your physician wants, check it again next year.

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