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Test Code 135 Microalbumin Urine, Random

Additional Codes

MLAB: MAUR

PowerChart: Microalbumin Random Urine

Epic: LAB2109 Urine Microalbumin Random

MA Cerner: Urine Microalbumin.

Test Method

UCL: Turbidimetric Immunoassay; Beckman DXC600/DXC880i

MA: Turbidimetric Immunoassay; Siemens Xpand

Specimen Requirement

10 mL random urine is required.

Additional Specimen Collection Information

Collect a random urine specimen in a plastic container. No preservative required. Label the specimen appropriately with two identifiers, patient name and another identifier, (patient ID number, DOB, etc.) include date and time of collection. Store the urine specimen refrigerated and transport to the lab within 48 hours.

 

Labs submitting specimens to UCL should aliquot 10 mL and send in a plastic transport tube. Label the tube with patient name and two identifiers (patient ID number, DOB, etc.). Store the urine specimen refrigerated and transport to the lab within 48 hours.

Performance

UCL:

Testing is performed Monday through Sunday.

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

MA:

Testing is performed as specimens are received in the lab.

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

STAT: Typically completed within 30 minutes after the specimen arrives at the testing site.

Reference Values

< 1.9 mg/dL

CPT Code Information

82043 Chemistry: Albumin, urine, microalbumin; quantitative

Useful For

Assessing the potential for early onset of nephropathy in diabetic patients

LOINC Code Information

14957-5 Microalbumin [Mass/Volume] In Urine