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Urine Tests

Albumin Test

Albumin is a protein that should not be present in the urine, and when present, is indicative of kidney malfunction.

Albumin Dipstick Test. Albumin levels can be measured by putting a chemically treated dipstick into a urine sample. The stick will change colour in the presence of albumin.

Albumin: Creatine (ACR) Urine Test. This test calculates the albumin and creatine (waste product) ratio in a sample of urine.

If you have albumin in your urine the test may need to be done several times (either method) to get an accurate measurement.

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