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Test Code 132 Microalbumin Urine, Timed

Additional Codes

MLAB: MAUT

PowerChart: Microalbumin Urine Timed

Epic: LAB410 Microalbumin, Urine, 24 Hour

MA Cerner: Urine Microalbumin Timed.

Test Method

Turbidimetric Immunoassay; Beckman DXC600/DXC880i

Specimen Requirement

10 mL urine is required.

Additional Specimen Collection Information

Collect a urine specimen for the specified time in a plastic container. No preservative required. Store the urine specimen refrigerated and transport to the lab within 48 hours. Label the specimen appropriately with two identifiers, patient name and another identifier, (patient ID number, DOB, etc.) include date and time of collection. Record the time period of collection on the specimen label. Send the entire specimen to the laboratory. 24-Hour specimens are recommended but other timed collections are acceptable.

 

Labs submitting specimens to UCL should aliquot 10 mL and send in a plastic transport tube. Label the tube appropriately with two identifiers, patient name and another identifier, (patient ID number, DOB, etc.) include date and time of collection. Record the time  of collection and total volume of the timed specimen on both the request form and the specimen. Store the urine specimen refrigerated and transport to the lab within 48 hours.

Performance

Testing is performed Monday through Sunday.

Typically completed within 4 hours after the specimen arrives at the testing site.

Reference Values

Total Excretion: < 30.0 mg/24 Hours

Excretion Rate: < 20.0 mcg/Min

CPT Code Information

82043 Chemistry: Albumin, urine, microalbumin; quantitative

Useful For

Evaluating diabetic patients to assess the potential for early onset of nephropathy

LOINC Code Information

14956-7 Microalbumin [Mass/Time] In 24 Hour Urine