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Microalbumin : Creatinine


Albumin is one of the commonest proteins in the blood and is usually either not present, or present at extremely low levels in the urine. Increases in the quantity of albumin in the urine can be an early indicator of chronic kidney disease. This measurement is of most use in monitoring for damage caused to the kidneys by diabetes, and in monitoring the progress of chronic kidney disease.

This test measures the ratio of albumin to creatinine in the urine. This corrects for the effects of hydration on albumin concentration.