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Test Code 135 Microalbumin Urine, Random

Additional Codes

ALAB: MAUR

PowerChart: Microalbumin Random Urine

MA Cerner: Urine Microalbumin

Specimen Requirement

10 mL random urine is required.

Additional Specimen Collection Information

Collect a random urine specimen in a plastic container. No preservative required. Label the specimen appropriately with two identifiers, patient name and another identifier, (patient ID number, DOB, etc.) include date and time of collection. Store the urine specimen refrigerated and transport to the lab within 48 hours.

 

Labs submitting specimens to MercyOne should aliquot 10 mL and send in a plastic transport tube. Label the tube with patient name and two identifiers (patient ID number, DOB, etc.). Store the urine specimen refrigerated and transport to the lab within 48 hours.

Useful For

Assessing the potential for early onset of nephropathy in diabetic patients

Performance

MercyOne:

Testing is performed Monday through Sunday.

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

MA:

Testing is performed as specimens are received in the lab.

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

STAT: Typically completed within 30 minutes after the specimen arrives at the testing site.

CPT Code Information

82043 Chemistry: Albumin, urine, microalbumin; quantitative

LOINC Code Information

14957-5 Microalbumin [Mass/Volume] In Urine

Test Method

MercyOne: Turbidimetric Immunoassay; Beckman DXC880i

MA: Immunoturbidimetric Method;  Roche Cobas 6000

Reference Values

Reference range not established for this specimen type.