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DIABETIC URINALYSIS (MICROALBUMIN)

DIABETIC URINALYSIS (MICROALBUMIN)

Description:
Albumin is a protein that is filtered by your kidneys and therefore, not usually found in the urine. The Diabetic Urinalysis (Microalbumin) tests for the presence of this protein in your urine.
The Diabetic Urinalysis can help determine if your diabetes treatment is working adequately and alert your doctor to any complications from the disease (such as kidney disease).

Why Do I Need It?:
If present in your urine, albumin may be the result of damaged kidneys. Early detection may change treatment in an effort to preserve as much kidney function as possible

Test Details:
Normal Range:
A normal diabetic urinalysis is less than 30 mg.
High Results Indicate:
There are two stages of high results. The first stage – with results ranging from 30 to 299 mg ‐ indicates an early stage of kidney disease called microalbuminuria. The second stage – with results ranging from 300+ mg ‐ indicates advanced kidney disease and is called macroalbuminuria.
Low Results Indicate:
There is no low result test range for this test. Any value under 30 mg is considered normal.

What Type of Physician Should You See?
When abnormal results are indicated in this test, you should see your regular physician (family care, internist, or gynecologist). Your regular physician may refer you to a kidney specialist called a nephrologist.