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Test Code UMALR Microalbumin, Random, Urine

Additional Codes

Epic: LAB9364

Specimen Required

Specimen Type: Urine

Collection Container/Type

Preferred: Sterile Container

Acceptable: Clear top (no additive)

Submission Container/Tube: Clear top (no additive)

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: 

  1. Collect a random urine sample.
  2. No preservative
  3. Transfer urine into BD Clear Top (no additive) tube.  Do not send the collection container/cup.

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable

Refrigerated: 2 weeks

Frozen: 5 months

Reference Range

See laboratory report

Rejection Due To

Unlabeled, mislabeled, wrong tube type, QNS, exceeds specimen stability requirements.

Report Available

Same day

Clinical Significance

Microalbumin is used as an early detector for glomerular damage in diabetes mellitus and preeclampsia. With early detection, diabetic nephropathy is potentially reversible.

Method Name

Turbidimetric Immunoassay




Microalbumin/Creatinine Ratio

Day(s) Performed