Version 2.76

Term Description

Test strip tests for microalbumin are generally expressed in low range increments such as 10 mg/L, 30 mg/L, 80 mg/L and 150 mg/L (Some kits will have a higher concentration point such as 500 mg/L). These terms will often be expressed semi-quantitatively in these range bins. However, some laboratories wish to report these categories ordinally as 1+, 2+, 3+, etc.
Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Part Descriptions

LP32215-3   Detection limit <= 20 mg/L test strip
Limit of detection is the lowest analyte concentration at which detection is feasible for the assay method. [PMCID: 2556583] Source: Regenstrief LOINC, PMCID: 2556583

LP6118-6   Albumin
A non-glycosylated protein that is synthesized in the liver parenchymal cells, regulated by colloid osmotic pressure from interstitial fluid surrounding hepatocytes, and catabolized in nearly all organs. Albumin comprises >50% of plasma proteins in plasma, CSF and urine, and therefore is a key contributor to intravascular oncotic pressure and regulating fluid concentration in tissues. Albumin also binds and transports a variety of endogenous substances and medications. Serum albumin measurement is a reflection of hydration and nutritional status, blood oncotic pressure, liver and kidney function, and other chronic diseases, and the ratio of albumin in the CSF and serum can be used to evaluate blood brain barrier disorders. [Tietz] Urine albumin of less than 30 mg/day is considered normal. Microalbuminuria is defined as urine albumin of 30-300 mg/day and is an early sign of kidney damage from disorders such as diabetes or hypertension. Albuminuria is urine albumin >300 mg/day and is associated with overt kidney disease. PMID: 25512779 Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Fully-Specified Name

Detection limit <= 20 mg/L test strip

Additional Names

Short Name
Microalbumin Ur Test Str
Display Name
Albumin Test strip detection limit <= 20 mg/L (U) [Presence]
Consumer Name Alpha Get Info
Albumin, Urine

Example Answer List: LL5587-2

Answer Code Score Answer ID
Microalbumin normal

10 mg/L (approx 0-19 range)

Microalbumin 1+

30 mg/L (approx 20-54 range)

Microalbumin 2+

80 mg/L (approx 55-124 range)

Microalbumin 3+

150 mg/L (approx 125-300 range)

Microalbumin 4+

500 mg/L (>300 mg/L range)


Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 2.68
Last Updated
Version 2.75
Order vs. Observation

Member of these Panels

LOINC Long Common Name
96068-2 HEDIS MY 2020 Value Sets

Member of these Groups Get Info

LOINC Group Group Name
LG5481-9 Albumin|PrThr|Pt|ANYUrine
LG51021-0 Microalbumin|PrThr|Urine

Language Variants Get Info

Tag Language Translation
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Albúmina:PrThr:Punto temporal:Orina:Semicuantitativo:Prueba de tira con limite de detección = 20 mg/L
Synonyms: Semicuantitativo
es-MX Spanish (Mexico) Albúmina:Presencia o umbral:Punto temporal:Orina:Ordinal:Límite de detección de tiras reactivas <= 20 mg / L
fr-FR French (France) Albumine:Présence/Seuil:Ponctuel:Urine:Semi-Quantitatif:Limite de détection<=20mg/L bandelette
fr-CA French (Canada) Albumine:Présence-Seuil:Temps ponctuel:Urine:Semi-Quantitatif:Seuil de détection <= 20 mg/L bâtonnet diagnostique
it-IT Italian (Italy) Albumina:PrThr:Pt:Urine:SemiQn:Limite di rilevabilitá <= 20 mg/L, test strip
Synonyms: Chimica Mammografia Presenza o Soglia Punto nel tempo (episodio) Striscia reattiva Test strip con limite di rilevabilitá <= 20 mg/L
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) albumine:aanwezigheid:moment:urine:semikwantitatief:detectielimiet <= 20 mg/L teststrip
pl-PL Polish (Poland) Albumina:granica wykrywalności:punkt w czasie:mocz:półilościowy:granica wykrywalności dla testu paskowego <= 20 mg/L
zh-CN Chinese (China) 白蛋白:存在情况或阈值:时间点:尿液:半定量型:检测极限 <= 20 mg/L 试纸条法
Synonyms: Alb;清蛋白;白;白朊;蛋白素;蛋白胚乳;蛋白质.白蛋白;血液制品 - 白蛋白 DL <= 20 mg/L;DL <= 20 毫克/升;检测极限 <= 20 毫克/升 UA 乳房(乳腺)X线(X射线、X光)摄影术(摄影、照相术、照相) 化学;化学检验项目;化学检验项目类;化学类;化学试验;非刺激耐受型化学检验项目;非刺激耐受型化学检验项目类;非刺激耐受型化学试验;非刺激耐受型化学试验类 存在情况;存在;存在与否;是否存在;阈值;界值;界限;阀值;临界值;存在情况(存在、存在与否、是否存在)或阈值(界值、界限、阀值、临界值) 尿;小便;下泉 尿测试条 尿液分析 尿液测试条 尿液试条 尿试条 尿试纸条 左 左侧 左侧(Left,L) 微量白蛋白 时刻;随机;随意;瞬间 检测极限 <= 20 mg/L 的试纸条(试条、试件、试片、试纸、试验片、试验片条、试验纸条);检测极限 <= 20 mg/L 的试纸条法;检测极限 <= 20 毫克/升的试纸条;检测极限 <= 20 毫克/升的试纸条法;检测极限不大于 20 mg/L 的试纸条;检测极限不大于 20 毫克/升的试纸条;检测极限不大于 20 毫克/升的试纸条法 试条、试件;试片;试纸;试验片;试验片条;试验纸条

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