To Know the Basics About Kidney Health
To Know the Basics About Kidney Health / Diagnosis of CKD / Urine Tests
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.