Microalbumin Urea Test
Microalbumin Urea Test is a urine test that measure the small amount of a blood protein, Albumin in your urine. Microalbumin Urea test use to detect a sign of kidney dieses or kidney damage in people who are at the risk of developing kidney dieses. Albumin is a protein that your body used for cell grow and help to repair the tissue. But if your kidney are not working good albumin start to leak in your urine. A small amount of albumin may not show in routine urine examination. Healthy kidney filter the waste material from your blood, but if your kidney is not working well, Albumin is a first protein to leaked out when kidney become damage.
Is This Test Have Other Name:
Micro Albumin Urea, Urine Albumin, 24 Hour urine Protein,
How The Test Performed:
A Urine sample needed.
Why The Test Performed:
Microalbumin tests are recommended for people with an increased risk of kidney disease, such as those with diabetes or high blood pressure.
Why Need This Test:
Your kidneys are responsible for removing waste products from the blood and regulating the water fluid levels in your body. Healthy kidneys make sure that waste is filtered out from your body and that nutrients and proteins that are essential to your health, You may need to have this test once a year.
How often you need microalbumin tests depends on any underlying conditions and your risk of kidney damage. For example:
Type 1 diabetes. If you have type 1 diabetes, your doctor may recommend a microalbumin test once a year beginning five years after your diagnosis.
Type 2 diabetes. If you have type 2 diabetes, your doctor may recommend a microalbumin test once a year beginning immediately after your diagnosis.
High blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure, your doctor may recommend microalbumin tests more regularly. Discuss with your doctor how often to repeat this test.
What Do The Result Means:
Microalbumin Urea test results that are measured as milligram (mg) of protein leaked in 24hours.
- Less than 30 mg is normal
- Thirty to 300 mg may indicate early kidney disease (microalbuminuria)
- More than 300 mg indicates more-advanced kidney disease (macroalbuminuria)