Albuminuria

Causes

Appropriate Tests

 

Urinalysis, quantitation of Protein urine or Albumin urine is indicated for the diagnosis and monitoring of the nephrotic syndrome and progressive renal disease.

In Diabetes mellitus, quantitation of Albumin urine to detect slight increases ('microalbuminuria') is indicated for early detection of diabetic nephropathy.

Quantitation may be performed on random, timed or 24 hour urine collections.

See also Proteinuria.

Nephrotic syndrome

 

Diabetes mellitus

 

Glomerulonephritis (GN)

 

Renal failure

 

Urinary tract infection

Dipstick urine, MCS urine (MSU)

Pregnancy-induced hypertension

See under Pregnancy.