Microalbumin To Creatinine Ratio
The albumin/creatinine ratio detects tiny amounts of blood protein (aka albumin) in your urine.
It’s used to detect early signs of damage in people at risk for developing kidney disease.
This ratio test can:
- Assess kidney function in people with diabetes or any other risks involved
- Detect kidney disease
- Screen someone with an existing kidney condition
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) recommends at least once a year screening if you’re:
- Type 1 diabetic
- Type 2 diabetic
- Age 60 or more
According to NKF:
For people who have risk factors for chronic kidney disease - Screening is recommended.
What are the risk factors?
- Age 60 or older
- High blood pressure
- Family history of kidney failure
According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA):
- Type 2 diabetics should take an albumin test every year
- Type 1 diabetics should take an albumin test 5 years after diagnosis, and then annual testing
Note: A Urine sample is taken. There is no preparation required before this test.
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