Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

ALBUMIN / CREATININE RATIO, URINE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1539         Geisinger Epic ID: 14291

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Random urine
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
5 mL aliquot urine; minimum 1 mL.
Special notes:
Please do not use urine transport device (grey-top). This contains a preservative which interferes with the test. Urine collection during menses should be avoided as urine may contain excess albumin during this time.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 2 days. Refrigerated: 6 days. Frozen: 6 months.
Rejection criteria:
Urine specimens containing preservatives are not acceptable.

TEST DETAILS
Interpretation guide:
Normal less than 30 mg/g creatinine
High 30-300 mg/g creatinine
Very High greater than 300 mg/g creatinine
Nephrotic greater than 2200 mg/g creatinine
CPT code(s):
82043, 82570
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Albumin - random urine; Creatinine - urine; Microalbumin ratio
Methodology:
Immunoturbidity (Microalbumin)
Jaffe/Enzymatic (Urine Creatinine)
Synonyms:
Microalbumin, MICALB
Clinical significance:
Microalbumin is albumin secreted in the urine and is a sensitive marker of nephropathy. It is used to screen for early renal disease in diabetic patients.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 12/24/2020

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Frequency: Daily, Monday - Sunday
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Frequency: Daily    
Performed stat? Yes

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Frequency: Daily    
Performed stat? Yes

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Frequency: All shifts    
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