What is Urinary Microalbumin ?
Healthy kidneys filter only waste from the body and keep the other components like blood proteins (albumin). Damage in the kidney can cause the release of proteins through urine. The first protein to leak out, when the kidney is damaged is Albumin. A urinary Microalbumin test detects small amounts of blood protein (Albumin) in urine, it is used as a marker for early signs of kidney damage in people especially with diabetes and high blood pressure, who are at an increased risk of developing kidney diseases. Urinary microalbumin is also recommended for people above age 60 and with a family history of kidney disease.
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