Urine Albumin-Creatinine Ratio Test


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Urine Albumin-Creatinine Ratio Test: A Comprehensive Analysis of Kidney Health

The Urine Albumin-Creatinine Ratio (uACR) Test is a vital diagnostic tool for assessing kidney health and detecting the early onset of kidney disease, particularly in individuals with risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or a family history of kidney problems

This test measures the amount of albumin and creatinine in your urine and calculates the albumin-to-creatinine ratio, which helps identify signs of kidney disease

Test Details

  • Turnaround Time: The uACR test typically takes 1 to 3 business days to provide results
  • Sample Type: A random urine sample or a 24-hour urine collection is required for this test
  • Price: The cost of the uACR test varies depending on the location and provider, with prices often ranging from $50 to $150

Test Uses

The uACR Test is used for:

  1. Screening individuals with risk factors for kidney disease.
  2. Diagnosing and monitoring kidney disorders, such as diabetic nephropathy.
  3. Assessing the effectiveness of treatment plans for kidney diseases.

Results and Interpretation

A uACR result of 30 or higher suggests a higher risk for kidney failure, cardiovascular events, heart failure, and reduced life expectancy

A lower number is better for this test, ideally lower than 30.

The test helps describe the degree of albuminuria (proteinuria) an individual may be experiencing, if any

How to Get Tested

A doctor normally orders uACR testing for individuals at risk of kidney disease or those experiencing symptoms of kidney problems. Your doctor can recommend either a dipstick, spot urine sample, or 24-hour urine collection based on your health situation, including any symptoms or risk factors

Choose our Urine Albumin-Creatinine Ratio Test for a comprehensive analysis of your kidney health and early detection of potential kidney issues.
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