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Re: [IP] Microalbumin/Creatinine



In a message dated 06/23/2008 5:02:52 PM Eastern Daylight Time, email @ redacted 
writes:

Hi George,

> However, she didn't say anything about
> the 24 hour range.  When I got the
> printed results, I see that the valid
> range is 30-150, and my lab was 150.

150 in what units? Generally speaking, anything under 500 mg/day
may be due to other causes, many of them benign (transient;
non-renal disease).

On the other hand, if you want an absolute threshold, then
anything above 50 mg albumin per 8 hours should be investigated.
(That is probably the range that your lab report was referring to
-- 3*50mg/8h == 150mg/day.) Why 8 hours? Because this is usually
evaluated as an overnight collection -- that removes possible
transient spikes from exercise and such.

Cheers,
Felix.

Hi Felix
Urine Microalbumin is most likely what was measured (NORMAL IS A READING LESS 
THAN 30). Microalbumin is the measure of protein in the urine. You may want 
to ask your DR about being on Lisinopril. I take 10 mg a day which helps to 
take pressure off the kidney after 60 years of Diabetes
Roger Campbell 



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