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95232-5Microalbumin [Presence] in Urine by Test stripActive

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

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

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

Fully-Specified Name

Detection limit <= 20 mg/L test strip

Additional Names

Short Name
Microalbumin Ur Ql Test Str
Display Name
Albumin Test strip detection limit <= 20 mg/L Ql (U)
Consumer Name Alpha
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

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Version 2.68
Last Updated
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Member of these Panels

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

Member of these Groups

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

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
白蛋白:存在情况或阈值:时间点:尿液:序数型:检测极限 <= 20 mg/L 试纸条法
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
albumine:aanwezigheid:moment:urine:ordinaal:detectielimiet <= 20 mg/L teststrip
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Albumine:PrThr:Temps ponctuel:Urine:Ordinal:Seuil de détection <= 20 mg/L bâtonnet diagnostique
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Albumine:Présence-Seuil:Temps ponctuel:Urine:Ordinal:Seuil de détection <= 20 mg/L bâtonnet diagnostique
fr-FRFrench (France)
Albumine:Présence/Seuil:Ponctuel:Urine:Qualitatif:Limite de détection<=20mg/L bandelette
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Albumina:PrThr:Pt:Urine:Ord:Limite di rilevabilitá <= 20 mg/L, test strip
pl-PLPolish (Poland)
Albumina:obecność lub wartość progowa:Punkt w czasie:Mocz:Porządkowy:granica wykrywalnosci dla testu paskowego <= 20 mg/L
es-MXSpanish (Mexico)
Albúmina:Presencia o umbral:Punto temporal:Orina:Ordinal:Límite de detección de tiras reactivas <= 20 mg / L
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Albúmina:PrThr:Punto temporal:Orina:Ord:Prueba de tira con limite de detección = 20 mg/L
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Albumin:MevcEşik:Zmlı:İdrar:Srl:Saptama sınırı <= 20 mg/L test strip

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