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Test Code 132 Microalbumin Urine, Timed

Additional Codes

ALAB: MAUT

PowerChart: Microalbumin Urine Timed

MA Cerner: Urine Microalbumin Timed

Specimen Requirement

10 mL urine is required.

Additional Specimen Collection Information

Collect a urine specimen for the specified time in a plastic container. No preservative required. Store the urine specimen refrigerated and transport to the lab within 48 hours. Label the specimen appropriately with two identifiers, patient name and another identifier, (patient ID number, DOB, etc.) include date and time of collection. Record the time period of collection on the specimen label. Send the entire specimen to the laboratory. 24-Hour specimens are recommended but other timed collections are acceptable.

 

Labs submitting specimens to MercyOne should aliquot 10 mL and send in a plastic transport tube. Label the tube appropriately with two identifiers, patient name and another identifier, (patient ID number, DOB, etc.) include date and time of collection. Record the time  of collection and total volume of the timed specimen on both the request form and the specimen. Store the urine specimen refrigerated and transport to the lab within 48 hours.

Useful For

Evaluating diabetic patients to assess the potential for early onset of nephropathy

Performance

Testing is performed Monday through Sunday.

Typically completed within 4 hours after the specimen arrives at the testing site.

CPT Code Information

82043 Chemistry: Albumin, urine, microalbumin; quantitative

LOINC Code Information

14956-7 Microalbumin [Mass/Time] In 24 Hour Urine

Test Method

MercyOne: Turbidimetric Immunoassay; Beckman DXC880i

MA: Immunoturbidimetric Method;  Roche Cobas 6000

Reference Values

Total Excretion: < 30.0 mg/24 Hours

Excretion Rate: < 20.0 mcg/Min