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Do you need to fast for a microalbuminuria test?
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
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In brief: No
Microalbuminuria is the presence of small amounts of protein in the urine, usually too small to note on a dipstick test.
A trace amount of protein can be normal, but usually there is none. The most common cause of m is diabetes mellitus; it usually indicates that the dm has started to affect your kidneys. Once this happens, take things more seriously: talk with your pcp and consider endocrinology.

In brief: No
Microalbuminuria is the presence of small amounts of protein in the urine, usually too small to note on a dipstick test.
A trace amount of protein can be normal, but usually there is none. The most common cause of m is diabetes mellitus; it usually indicates that the dm has started to affect your kidneys. Once this happens, take things more seriously: talk with your pcp and consider endocrinology.
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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: No
You don't need to fast.

In brief: No
You don't need to fast.
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