What does high albumin creatinine in urine mean?
If you have a slightly raised ACR level, you may have early-stage kidney disease. A very high ACR level indicates more severe kidney disease. A very low ACR value probably means your kidneys are functioning normally.
What is the normal albumin level in urine?
A normal amount of albumin in your urine is less than 30 mg/g. Anything above 30 mg/g may mean you have kidney disease, even if your GFR number is above 60.
What is albumin creatinine test for?
A urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio test is a common way to screen for high levels of albumin, which is known as albuminuria. This screening is most often done in people who have a higher risk of kidney disease including people with diabetes, high blood pressure, or a family history of kidney problems.
How should we measure the albumin in urine?
Dipstick test for albumin. A provider uses a urine sample to look for albumin in your urine. You collect the urine sample in a container in a health care provider’s office or lab. For the test, a provider places a strip of chemically treated paper, called a dipstick, into the urine. The dipstick changes color if albumin is present in the urine. Urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (UACR). This test measures and compares the amount of albumin with the amount of creatinine in your urine sample
What causes elevated urine albumin level?
Blood in your urine (hematuria)
Why is an urine test for albumin conducted?
An albumin in urine test is conducted if the doctor suspects kidney disease. If detected early, the doctors can begin treatment that can prevent further kidney damage and salvage as much kidney functioning as is possible. There is no special preparation required for this test, which involves normal urination.
How do you get rid of albumin in urine?
Drink plenty of water. Drinking the recommended 8-12 glasses of water every day will help rule out some of the albumin in your urine. You should add more if you sweat a lot and exercise routinely.