Microalbumin ( MAU) - Spot Urine

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    Above 10 years

    The Microalbumin (MAU) - Spot urine test helps to detect very small levels of albumin in the urine. It is useful in detecting early signs of kidney damage. The Microalbumin (MAU)-Spot Urine is done: • To detect early signs of kidney damage • In case you have Type I Diabetes • In case you have Type II Diabetes • In case you have high blood pressure

    faqFrequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Frequently asked questions

    The right method to collect a urine sample is to collect midstream urine. Discard the first few drops of urine as it might contain the microorganisms present on the surface of the genitals. It is advised to clean the genitals and surrounding area before the collection of a urine sample.
    The urine culture might contain the growth of different types of bacteria if the initial stream of urine is collected for a urine sample as the bacteria present inside and outside the urinary tract are different. It is advised to clean the genital area and the skin around it before giving the sample. Discard the few drops of urine and collect midstream urine for accurate results.
    The signs and symptoms of kidney dysfunction include fatigue, lack of concentration, poor appetite, difficulty in sleeping, swelling or puffiness around the eyes or in the face, wrists, abdomen, thighs, or ankles; foamy, bloody, or coffee-colored urine, decrease in the amount of urine, burning sensation while urinating, abnormal discharge during urination, or a change in the frequency of urination, especially at night; pain in mid-back, below the ribs, near the location of kidneys, and high blood pressure.
    The other tests which can be used to assess kidney function include Urinalysis, Urine protein, and Creatinine clearance.
    Normally, the kidneys function by filtering waste from the blood. The healthy components such as protein which includes albumin are not filtered. In case of kidney damage, the proteins leak through the kidneys and pass on to the urine. When albumin is detected in urine, it indicates kidney damage.
    Yes, please inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines or supplements as it might interfere with the test results.

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    The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results