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Microalbuminuria in Diabetes Measured on 24 Hour Urine Specimen

Purpose:

To detect microalbuminuria in patients with diabetes mellitus in order to reduce the risk for nephropathy and other complications.

Specialty:

Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Clinical Laboratory
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

Objective:

laboratory tests

ICD-10:

N39.1, E14.2

Description:

Microalbuminuria is important to detect in patients with diabetes mellitus, as its presence indicates a high risk for developing nephrotic range proteinuria, end-stage renal failure and other diabetic complications.

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