|Test||MICROALBUMIN, 12-HOUR URINE|
|Description||Useful for detecting diabetics (and others) at risk for renal failure; monitoring effectiveness of maneuvers such as blood pressure control, glucose control, and/or protein restriction, particularly in early diabetes to prevent progression to overt proteinuria.|
|Specimen||20 mL (minimum volume: 1.0 mL) from a timed overnight (9 p.m. to 9 a.m.) urine collection in a clean, non-sterile, plastic urine container. No preservative. Send specimen refrigerated.
|Reference Values||< 15.0 µg/min.
Albumin/Creatinine Ratio: < 30.0 µg Albumin/ mg Creatinine
|Analytic Time||1 Day|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Sunday|