What is a Microalbumin Test?
The Microalbumin Test measures the Microalbumin level in the urine.
Why is a Microalbumin Test important?
Albumin is a blood protein that, in people with healthy kidneys, should not be present in the urine. If the kidneys are damaged by diseases such as diabetes or high blood pressure, albumin might be detectable in the urine. This test is useful for assessing ongoing kidney health in diseases such as diabetes and hypertension.
What type of specimen will I submit?
This Microalbumin Test is a urine test.
Do I need to fast to take this test?
Fasting is not necessary.
How long does it take to get test results?
It typically takes 4 business days or less.