Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

8 hours

MiChart Code
Macroscopic Urinalysis
Soft Order Code
UMA

Test Updated:

Synonyms

Albumin, Micro
Microalbumin/Creatinine Ratio
Urinary Albumin Excretion Rate
Albumin, Micro
MA
Microalbumin/Creatinine Ratio
UMA
Urinary Albumin Excretion Rate
UMA/CREAT RATIO
CREATU
UMA/CR
CREATININE URINE RANDOM
URINE MICROALBUMIN

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

PEG Enhanced Immunoturbidometric

Test Usage

Detection of diabetics (and others) at risk for renal failure. Monitoring effectiveness of blood pressure control, glucose control, and/or protein restriction, etc., particularly in early diabetes, in preventing progression to overt proteinuria.

Reference Range

Urine Microalbumin: 0 - 21 mcg/ml; Urine Microalbumin/Creatinine Ratio: 0 - 30 mg UMA/gm Creatinine. The American Diabetes Association recommends the following ranges as guidelines for the interpretation of the Microalbumin/Creatinine ratio: <30 mg/gm Normal; 30 - 299 mg/gm Microalbuminuria; >=300 mg/gm Clinical Albuminuria.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Offsite Collection Instructions

Collect first AM void or 24 hour urine specimen with no preservative; random urine is also acceptable. Aliquot a minimum of 1 mL into a screw-cap urine container and refrigerate up to 1 week or freeze for longer storage. Patient should not exercise prior to collection. Specimen should be free of blood or semen. Record appropriate collection information, e.g. Random, First AM, etc. on requisition; measure and record total volume of 24 hour collection.

Normal Volume
2 mL aliquot of first AM void or random urine collection or 5 mL aliquot of 24 hour urine collection
Minimum Volume
1 mL aliquot of first AM void or random urine collection or 2 mL aliquot of 24 hour urine collection

Billing Information

CPT Code
82043
Pro Fee Code
 
Insurance Auth Info
 
LOINC
34535-5

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.