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RE: [IP] Microalbumin/Creatinine

Microalbumin and
Microalbumin/Creatinine Ratio Test
What does the test result mean?
NOTE: A standard reference range is not available for this test. Because
reference values are dependent on many factors, including patient age,
gender, sample population, and test method, numeric test results have
different meanings in different labs. Your lab report should include the
specific reference range for your test. Lab Tests Online strongly recommends
that you discuss your test results with your doctor. For more information on
reference ranges, please read Reference Ranges and What They Mean.

Moderately increased microalbumin levels in urine indicate that a person is
in one of the very early phases of developing kidney disease. Very high
levels are an indication that kidney disease is present in a more severe
form. Normal levels are an indication that kidney function is normal. 

George, I think you would have to know the last test results or have another
test done in a couple of months. If it is increasing then you may have a
concern. But this test by itself is normal. 

John S Wilkinson
Rome, NY

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted
[mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of George Grant
Sent: Monday, June 23, 2008 4:17 PM
To: Insulin Pumpers
Subject: RE: [IP] Microalbumin/Creatinine

John said " The microalbumin/creatinine ratio is used by doctor to see if
have kidney problems."

I have a follow-up question on this topic.  I posted about 2 weeks ago to
about the valid range(s) for the 24 hour Microablumin test.  The Dr. called
and said the random test was great (it was low at 3mg with valid range  of
0-20).  However, she didn't say anything about the 24 hour range.  When I
the printed results, I see that the valid range is 30-150, and my lab was
I have a call out to the Dr. but does anyone know if that's a cause for
concern?  And note that the on-line test sites do not discuss valid ranges
this test.

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