Microalbumin Test

Microalbumin test is a kind of urine test used to detect early signs of kidney damage in people who are at risk of developing kidney disease. Usually, people with s type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure have higher risk of getting kidney damages.

Milligrams (mg) of protein leakage over 24 hours are used to measure the results of microalbumin test.

  • Less than 30 mg is normal.
  • 30 to 300 mg may indicate early kidney disease (microalbuminuria).
  • More than 300 mg indicates more advanced kidney disease (macroalbuminuria).

It should be noticed that some situations may lead to high urinary microalbumin results:

  • Fever
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Certain medications
  • Hematuria
  • Other kidney diseases
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