Albumin/Creatinine Ratio, Urine
CATEGORY: LAB      MNEMONIC: ALBCREATU
LAB: WMC
DEPT: CHEM
DAYS SET: Daily
TAT: 4 hrs
CPT: 82043 82570

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SYNONYMS:
     Microalbumin/Creatinine Ratio

PREFERRED SPECIMEN:
     2.0 ml Urine, Random

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
     Samples should not be collected after exertion, in the presence of urinary tract infection, during acute illness, immediately after surgery or after an acute fluid load.

CAUSE FOR REJECTION:
     Specimen visibly contaminated with blood.

REFERENCE RANGE:
     < 30 ug/mg