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What is Albumin?

Albumin is an important protein present in your blood that your body uses for tissue growth and repair. But if your kidneys aren’t working properly then albumin starts to leak into your urine.

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What is Microalbumin?

A microalbumin urine test checks for small (or "micro") amounts of albumin in your urine less than 300mg/L concentration, at levels so small a regular urine test might not find them. It can be a sign of early kidney disease.

Who needs to undertake urine microalbumin test?

If you believe in proactive healthcare, then all as at present 1 out of 10 has some form of kidney disorder and 90% of them get to know when it is too late. So, test early to prevent kidney disorder. Because, when you find out about a health issue early on, you can often take steps to protect yourself and keep your body strong. If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, one of the things to look out for is kidney disease. If you are 65 or older with risk factors for heart or kidney disease, then you must. If anybody in the family members who have or had kidney disease, then you should.

 

A microalbumin urine test helps because it can find kidney problems before they get too far.

 

Your kidneys filter your blood. They keep the good stuff your body needs and send the waste out through your pee. If it is not happening right way then you will find albumin in your urine, an early indicator that there is something wrong.

What type of urine samples can be tested?

Urine sample depending upon how collected can be divided into three groups:

Random test: Any random urine sample collected from the midstream for testing.

Early morning test: Early morning midstream urine collected for test.

24 hrs. urine test: Collect all the urine in a clean sterile jar for 24hrs and test an aliquot/sample of it.

The type of test depends on what your doctor has asked for. For regular test you can opt for random test.

Do you need to prepare for the test?

The microalbuminuria test is a simple urine test. You can eat and drink normally before the test. No special preparation is necessary for this test.

What are the risks of the test?

The microalbuminuria test only requires normal urination. This test has no risks, and you shouldn’t have any discomfort.

How to understand the result?

The microalbuminuria test is a simple urine test. You can eat and drink normally before the test. No special preparation is necessary for this test.

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