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Alias Names: Albumin / Alb / Mic Alb
Methodology: Nephelometry (NEPH)
Edit Date: 4/19/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 82043
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Timed urine collection in a sterile plastic container. Do not add preservatives. Refrigerate during collection, storage, and transportation. Note date and times collection started and stopped. For 24-hour collection see Microalbumin, 24-hour Urine (42101)
Handling: Measure total volume, mix well and pour off a 25 mL aliquot into a sterile plastic container, or submit total urine collection. Refrigerate. Record total volume and collection times with aliquot.
Stability: 8 days refrigerated. Unstable frozen.
Standard Volume: 25 mL aliquot or total urine collection.
Minimum Volume: 5 mL urine.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria: Specimen frozen, contaminated with blood, or containing preservatives.

Reference Range:
< 20 µg/min normal
20-200 µg/min microalbuminuria
> 200 µg/min macroalbuminuria

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