Johns Hopkins Diabetes GuideClinical TestsRenal

Albuminuria

Sami Alasfar, M.D., Nada Alachkar, M.D., Donna Myers, M.D.
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  • Albuminuria screening is used as a tool to detect individuals with undiagnosed chronic kidney disease (CKD).
  • Microalbuminuria is defined as an albumin to creatinine ratio (ACR) between 30 - 300 mg/g.
  • Macroalbuminuria is defined as an ACR > 300 mg/g.
  • Confirmation is required on 2 out of 3 samples over the next 3-6 months from initial detection in the absence of a urinary tract infection.

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Last updated: October 6, 2015