DIABETIC URINALYSIS (MICROALBUMIN)

CAN I GET A DIABETIC URINALYSIS, ALSO KNOWN AS A MICROALBUMIN LAB TEST, AT ANY LAB TEST NOW?

Yes, you can.

AM I REQUIRED TO FAST FOR THIS LAB TEST?

No.

WHAT IS THE PRICE FOR A MICROALBUMIN LAB TEST?

$49.00

*Price may vary by location – contact your local ANY LAB TEST NOW

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY LAB TEST RESULTS?

Test results generally take between 24 to 72 business hours after your specimen is collected.

WHAT DOES A MICROALBUMIN URINALYSIS TEST FOR?

Albumin is a protein that is filtered by your kidneys and therefore, not usually found in the urine. The Diabetic Urinalysis (Microalbumin) tests for the presence of this protein in your urine.

The Diabetic Urinalysis can help determine if your diabetes treatment is working adequately and alert your doctor to any complications from the disease (such as kidney disease).

WHY DO I NEED A MICROALBUMIN LAB TEST?

If present in your urine, albumin may be the result of damaged kidneys. Early detection may change treatment in an effort to preserve as much kidney function as possible.

OTHER RELEVANT LAB TESTS:

Customers interested in the Diabetic Urinalysis may also want to consider the Diabetic Maintenance Panel, Lipid Panel, Basic Check‐Up, Fasting Glucose, and Hemoglobin A1c.

WHAT ARE THE TEST RESULT RANGES?

Normal Range:

A normal diabetic urinalysis is less than 30 mg.

High Results Indicate:

There are two stages of high results. The first stage – with results ranging from 30 to 299 mg ‐ indicates an early stage of kidney disease called microalbuminuria. The second stage – with results ranging from 300+ mg ‐ indicates advanced kidney disease and is called macroalbuminuria.

Low Results Indicate:

There is no low result test range for this test. Any value under 30 mg is considered normal.

WHAT IF MY LAB TEST RESULTS ARE ABNORMAL OR OUT OF RANGE?

When abnormal results are indicated in this test, you should see your regular physician (family care, internist, or gynecologist). Your regular physician may refer you to a kidney specialist called a nephrologist.

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