Microalbumin, Quantitative, Urine

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: RU/MICROAL (Random Urine); U/MICROALB (24 hour urine)
POE DESCRIPTION:

Urine Microalbumin Random; Urine Microalbumin Timed

CPT CODE: Random = 82043, 82570; Timed = 82043, 81050
TEST INFORMATION:

Random urine microalbumin includes a random urine creatinine and a microalbumin/creatinine ratio.

DAYS PERFORMED:

Specimen accepted daily, 24 hours

TURNAROUND TIME:

8 hours

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: For timed urine collection, instruct the patient to void at the beginning of the collection period and discard the specimen. Then collect all urine including the final specimen voided at the end of the collectionn period. Containers must be labeled with patient`s full name, room number, date and time collection started, and date and time collection finished.
CONTAINER TYPE:

Random Sterile 80 ml specimen container, Timed 24 hour urine container (Bottle #1) with no preservative

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

Random urine: 1 mL; Timed urine: Submit entire urine collection to the laboratory.

MINIMUM VOLUME: Submit entire urine collection to the laboratory.
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Refrigerate during collection.
REFERENCE RANGE: Random urine: No reference range for random urine microalbumin and creatinine. Reference range for microalbumin/creatinine ratio 0-25 mcg/mg.  Timed urine: 0-25 mg/24 hours
TEST SYNONYM(S):Urine Albumin, Microalb; Urine Microalbumin