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Measure: Urinary Microalbumin Assay   #141500

Definition:

A bioassay to measure urine concentration of albumin, which is produced by the liver and is the most abundant protein in the blood

Purpose:

Albumin is only filtered out of blood by the kidneys when there is damage to the glomeruli, as in diabetes. The earliest measure of this damage is the appearance of small (micro-) amounts of albumin in the urine. Additionally, the ratio of urine albumin to urine creatinine, called microalbuminuria, is used to predict the risk of nephropathy (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and University of Minnesota Laboratory Procedure Manual for Urinary Creatinine, 2008).

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