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Urine Albumin and
Albumin/Creatinine Ratio

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Also known as: Microalbumin; ACR; UACR
Formal name: Urine Albumin; Albumin-to-Creatinine Ratio

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To detect early kidney disease in those with diabetes or other risk factors, such as high blood pressure (hypertension)

When to Get Tested?

Annually after a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes; annually 5 years after diagnosis of type 1 diabetes

Sample Required?

A random, timed, overnight, or 24-hour urine sample

Test Preparation Needed?

None