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What does albumin in urine mean?

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Your kidneys filter your blood. They keep the good stuff your body needs and send the waste out through your urine.

Proteins, such as albumin, are usually something your kidneys keep in. Albumin’s a building block that helps your body heal. But if your kidneys aren’t working quite right, this substance starts to leak into your urine.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Microalbumin test.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Microalbumin (Urine).”

Medscape: “Microalbumin.”

National Kidney Foundation: “Diabetes -- A Major Risk Factor for Kidney Disease.”

Lab Tests Online: “Urine Albumin and Albumin/Creatinine Ratio.”

National Kidney Foundation: “Albuminuria.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Urine Protein Test.”

Any Lab Test Now: “Diabetic Urinalysis.”

NIH. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. “Types of Diabetes.”

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on June 2, 2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Microalbumin test.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Microalbumin (Urine).”

Medscape: “Microalbumin.”

National Kidney Foundation: “Diabetes -- A Major Risk Factor for Kidney Disease.”

Lab Tests Online: “Urine Albumin and Albumin/Creatinine Ratio.”

National Kidney Foundation: “Albuminuria.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Urine Protein Test.”

Any Lab Test Now: “Diabetic Urinalysis.”

NIH. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. “Types of Diabetes.”

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on June 2, 2019

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