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Microalbumin/Creatinine Ratio Test

Microalbumin/Creatinine Ratio Test

Microalbumin-Creatinine-Ratio is a urine albumin test. If your kidney has any kind of damage or any kidney disease, then this test is performed to measure the amount of albumin present in your urine. Albumin is basically a protein which your body uses for the growth of the cells and helps repair its tissues. This protein is generally present in your blood and a certain amount of it in your urine is a sign that you may have a kidney disease. The function of the kidney is to filter out all the wastes and let the nutrients and proteins such as albumin in your blood. A damaged kidney will let albumin spill into your urine.

Microalbumin-Creatinine-Ratio is a simple urine test which detects if the kidney is functioning properly or not. You need to drink and eat normally before this test is performed. There is no need of any special preparation of this test.

Microalbumin-Creatinine-Ratio is extremely essential in measuring the amount of albumin present in your urine to detect any kind of kidney damage. It helps in detecting any kind of kidney disease. By identifying any kind of kidney damage; before a kidney failure, the doctor can help you by slowing down the progression of any further damage.

It will help you in preserving the long term function of your kidney. If the people suffering from diabetes or hypertension, then the risk of cardiovascular disease can be avoided through this test. It will help your avoid urinary tract infections. It will help in detecting any kind of acute illness.

There are several tests available for Microalbumin-Creatinine-Ratio such as: 24 Hour Urine Test: In this test, you are supposed to collect all of your urine for a period of 24 hours. A container will be provided to you by your doctor for the urine collection. Keep it in the refrigerator. Now, you have to provide this sample to your doctor for lab analysis.

Random Urine Test: A random urine test can be done any time. You will have to give your urine sample to your doctor in a sterile cup. Your doctor will send it to a lab for analysis. Timed Urine Test: In this method, you will have to provide a urine sample to your doctor first thing in the morning or he may also ask you to provide it after a four hour period of not urinating.

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Type Gender Age-Group Value
Microalbumin - Creatinine Ratio
All age groups
Rs200- Rs 500

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