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Can the urine microalbumin test technically ever be LOW? Isn't a value of anything less than 30 (including 0) technically considered to be normal?

Can the urine microalbumin test technically ever be LOW? Isn't a value of anything less than 30 (including 0) technically considered to be normal?

Microalbuminemia: You are correct. Many tests do not have a lower level of values that are below normal, either because of the limits of detection, or because their presence is itself abnormal, and microalbumin in theurine is among these. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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What are the creatinine spot and microalbumin urine tests for?

What are the creatinine spot and microalbumin urine tests for?

UACR: Urine albumin to creatine ratio is a spot urine test that measures how much protein (i.e. albumin) the kidneys are spilling into urine. Albumin (or protein) in the urine is a marker of chronic kidney disease. Normal UACR is ...Read more

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My boyfriends random urine test says he has 832.8 ug/ml for microalbumin. I can't find any sites to explain this number. What does this mean?

My boyfriends random urine test says he has 832.8 ug/ml for microalbumin. I can't find any sites to explain this number. What does this mean?

Urine Microalbumin: People sometimes have microalbumin or protein in their urine when checked. This could be caused by different things that bother the kidneys like diabetes or high blood pressure. It would be a good idea for someone to follow-up with their doctor if there is microalbumin in their urine. ...Read more

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Hi, I had a random microalbumin urine test done. It came back as 54.6 ug/mL. My creatinin, serum at 0.76 mg/dl. Should I worry?

Hi, I had a random microalbumin urine test done. It came back as 54.6 ug/mL.  My creatinin, serum at 0.76 mg/dl. Should I worry?

How's your BP?: Your creatinine is normal. However you have protein in your urine, which may be a sign of early kidney disease. How's your blood pressure? Are you diabetic? If you are, is it well-controlled? Do you smoke? They are many chronic diseases and medications that affect kidney function over time. You should speak with the doctor who ordered the tests to find out how you can prevent long-term disease. ...Read more

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I have a urine test don on 1-27-2012 the test come back microalbumin/ creatinine ratio, random urine 2084 how bad is it what i need to do to fix it and how bad is it. I don nothing about the pr.

I have a urine test don on 1-27-2012 the test come back microalbumin/ creatinine ratio, random urine 2084 how bad is it what i need to do to fix it and how bad is it. I don nothing about the pr.

Please : Please reply with more information. The number you gave is not a ratio. It is very difficult to interpret what a random urine creatinine level means without knowing the microalbumin level and looking at the ratio. Lastly, whoever ordered this test should be able to explain why they ordered it and what the results mean. Please reply with more information or follow up with your doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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What exactly is a diabetes urine microalbumin test for?

What exactly is a diabetes urine microalbumin test for?

To evaluate: early damage to kidneys by diabetes as well as inflammation in micro-vessels throughout the body ...Read more

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Hello. My dad did blood and urine tests: the creatinine is 0.9mg/dl and the microalbumin is 586 mg/l. What are the causes for this high result? Thanks

Hello. My dad did blood and urine tests: the creatinine is 0.9mg/dl and the microalbumin is 586 mg/l. What are the causes for this high result? Thanks

Need evaluation: The creatinine level is normal; however, the amount of Albumin in urine is elevated and needs to be investigated. Diabetes is the commonest cause, but other kidney diseases can also result in loss of Albumin in the urine. It would good to talk to his doctor. See this site for more info on this subject. http://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/albuminuria.cfm. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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ACR test morning sample - 17mg/dl microalbumin urine, Creatinine is 0.6 in blood.. No bp issue or sugar.

ACR test morning sample - 17mg/dl microalbumin urine, 
Creatinine is 0.6 in blood.. No bp issue or sugar.

Normal: The albumin/creatinine ratio (ACR) urine test is used to detect the presence of abnormal amount of protein (albumin) in the urine which is often an early sign of kidney disease and an important prognostic marker in pts with diabetes and hypertension and a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Your results (ACR 17 mg/dl and serum creatinine 0.6) are indicative or normal kidney function. ...Read more

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Im26 male and i got urinary microalbumin is 95 , got my test done 2 days ago, now doctor want to test my urine 24hr collection, im worried for kidney ?

Im26 male and i got urinary microalbumin is 95 , got my test done 2 days ago, now doctor want to test my urine 24hr collection, im worried for kidney ?

?abnormally high: Normal levels of microalbumin in urine are 30-300 microrams/litre. 95mcgm % (i.e. In 100 ml urine) would be high. U may have orthostatic albuminuria which meaning kidneys leak a little Albumin when you are up & about & active & is not abnormal. Your dr. Is correct advising 24hr collection. Presence of >300mg (notmcgm) Albumin in 24hr collection would be abnormal & could indicate kidney damage. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my test says hba1c 11.76 and spot urine microalbumin 76. blood sugar pp 335. what does it mean?

What do you suggest if my test says hba1c 11.76 and spot urine microalbumin 76. blood sugar pp 335. what does it mean?

Poor control!: Hi. Those numbers mean you're in really poor control and the diabetes (and probably blood pressure) may have already done some early kidney damage. Get your diabetes (and blood pressure and lipids) in tight control to prevent or delay REALLY BAD outcomes! It's the best time in history for treating diabetes! Don't lose the opportunity to save eyes, kidneys, feet, heart, etc. And see an eye doctor! ...Read more

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Can nicotine and cotinine appear in urine routine and microscoy,culture,microalbumin tests? Can it affect female hormones tests? What other tests?

Can nicotine and cotinine appear in urine routine and microscoy,culture,microalbumin tests? Can it affect female hormones tests?
What other tests?

No: routine urinalyses, microscopic evaluation, cultures and the like do not test for any drugs, including nicotine/cotinine. Doctors have to order this specifically. I am unaware of any interactions between nicotine/cotinine and other kinds of tests. However, long-term smoking itself can influence hormonal changes in both men and women, depending on which hormone you are talking about. ...Read more

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I have foamy urine for a few months intermittently. Am diabetic (6.2 HbA1C). No microalbumin in 24 hour and spot urine test. What could be the problem?

I have foamy urine for a few months intermittently. Am diabetic (6.2 HbA1C). No microalbumin in 24 hour and spot urine test. What could be the problem?

Foamy urine: I am not sure of the cause of foamy urine a kidney specialist would be helpful. Regarding A1c at 6.2 you are doing OK. That said, you must get to work with a top notch Endocrinologist who will work diligently with you to get rid of diabetes for ever. Yes, it can and should happen! ...Read more

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My father is 55 year old . His blood test result of hba1c is 7.6%. And urine microalbumin level 85 mg/l . Is it normal? ? If not so how to control it.

My father is 55 year old . His blood test result of hba1c is 7.6%. And urine microalbumin level 85 mg/l . Is it normal? ? If not so how to control it.

High HbA1c : Your father has two problems. One is poorly controlled diabetes and the other is proteinuria. (p). P has ominous implications. Patients with significant p have an increased incidence of renal failure, stroke and cardiac disease. Have a nephrologist collect his urine to see how much protein is in it/day. He will need to be on ace-i or arb's to lower it. Have his glucose controlled so his hb1ac. ...Read more

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What is the Best way to monitor kidney functioning in type 1 diabetics?? Microalbumin urine tests or simple creatinine / cystatin-C?

What is the Best way to monitor kidney functioning in type 1 diabetics?? Microalbumin urine tests or simple creatinine / cystatin-C?

Here are some...: Annual urinalysis + serum creatinine & BUN are easiest and simplest for such. Meanwhile, working on healthy lifestyle without overindulgence & obsession is the foundation for all care/longevity. More? Peruse articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html, http://www.formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html, & http://www.formefirst.com/eMagicPowerUHL.html. Thereby you learn more on how-to ...Read more

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Microalbumin numbers and type 2 diabetes type 2 diabetes diagnosed 1 1/2 years ago. I did a 24 hour test and my microalbumin 24 tv results came back 2, 390, (extremely high), but my urine microalbumin/24hr came back at 12.0. My doctor sent me the test r

Microalbumin numbers and type 2 diabetes type 2 diabetes diagnosed 1 1/2 years ago.  I did a 24 hour test and my microalbumin 24 tv results came back 2, 390, (extremely high), but my urine microalbumin/24hr came back at 12.0.  My doctor sent me the test r

These : These two results sound at first hearing very different. The last 24 hour result is normal. Keep in mind that the spot (random) urine is evaluated as a ratio urine microalbumin to as miligrams of Albumin per gram of creatinine or micrograms Albumin per milligrams of creatinine. A spot determination is as good as the 24 hour collection, in general, so we do not recommend doing 24 hour collections. They are a nuisance. After less than 2 years of diabetes you would not be expected to have diabetic kidney disease. There may be a lab issue problem. Normal 24 hour urine Albumin is less than 30 milligrams. Was that first collection expressed as 2390 milligrams or micrograms? If micrograms, that value is not high. See a nephrologist if there is a question. And get a simple urinalysis to check out other aspects of your urine. ...Read more

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What is the normal, healthy range of microalbumin in random urine in g/l?

What is the normal, healthy range of microalbumin in random urine in g/l?

Here are some...: For its details, go to http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2088184-overview. Best wish... ...Read more