A part of urine analysis and screening for diabetes and certain other conditions
Why test for Urine Albumin
Measurement of urine albumin is an important tool for
- diagnosing kidney disease
- monitoring the progression of kidney disease
Health care providers regularly test people for albuminuria as part of a routine medical exam and will closely monitor urine albumin in people with kidney disease.
A urine albumin level that stays the same or goes down may mean that treatments are working. Treatment that lowers the urine albumin level may lower the chances that kidney disease will progress to kidney failure.
People who have diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, or a family history of kidney failure are at risk for kidney disease. Talk with your health care provider about how often you should get a urine test for albumin.