Urine-Micro Albumin

CPT Code

82043

Specimen Type

Urine

Container Type

Sterile Specimen Container

Stability

2-8°C, 6 days; 24 hour urine-2-8°C, 2 weeks

Handling Instructions

Collect in Sterile Specimen Container, No Preservatives

Clinical Notes

A urine albumin test checks the levels of albumin in the urine because abnormal amounts of this protein can be a sign of kidney problems. Several methods exist for measuring urine albumin including a urine dipstick, a one-time urine sample that compares the ratio of albumin to creatinine, and a 24-hour urine collection.