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Urine albumin test

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The urine albumin test is a certified home medical diagnostic test for detecting traces of albumin (microalbumin) in the urine.

Albumin in urine or albuminuria is a clinical sign of kidney disease. You know the result in 5 minutes.

The urine albumin testing kit is clinically validated, ISO13485 compliant, and CE0483 certified to screen for albumin in urine at home.

Discreet delivery. You will receive the testing kit in an unlabeled packaging so that only you will know what is inside the package.

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Information about the urine albumin test M-Albu-Check-1

The urine albumin test is a certified home medical diagnostic test for detecting traces of albumin (microalbumin) in the urine.

The test is highly sensitive. It detects the concentration of albumin in urine as low as 10 μg/ml.

Testing is simple.

  1. You collect a sample of urine in a special urine collection cup that is included in the kit.
  2. You dip a test strip into the urine and wait 5 minutes for the result.

Individuals usually need about 1-2 minutes to conduct the analysis. There it is an additional 5-minutes waiting time for the result.

The test is clinically validated, ISO13485 compliant, and CE0483 certified for measuring albumin in urine at home.

The urine albumin test comes with the Sanotest Quality Guarantee and will be replaced to you free of charge in case you were not able to obtain the result.

Why measuring urine albumin is very important?

Measurement of urine albumin is important for detecting and monitoring kidney disease.1

According to the European Kidney Health Alliance, at least 10% of the European population has chronic kidney disease.2

Albumin is a protein that is usually present in the blood, and it should not be present in the urine.

A healthy kidney does not let albumin pass into the urine, but when the kidney is damaged, albumin passes into the urine.

Increased urinary excretion of albumin reflects kidney damage and is a recognized risk factor for the progression of renal and cardiovascular disease.3

When to get tested for albumin in urine?

Experts recommend measuring the concentration of albumin in urine, especially to individuals at higher risk of developing kidney disease.

Patients with diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and known hereditary kidney disease in the family have the highest risk for development of chronic kidney disease. Smokers and obese people are at higher risk as well.4

How to perform the urine albumin test at home?

Measuring urine albumin (microalbumin) at home is a convenient, fast and cost-efficient mode for controlling kidney health.

Before you use the test you should know that intensive physical activity, fever, severe infection or pregnancy can increase the concentration of albumin in the urine.

For the analysis, you should use the first-morning urine. Testing is simple.

1. You collect a sample of urine in a special urine collection cup that you receive with the kit.

2. You dip a test strip into the urine and wait 5 minutes for the result.

Individuals usually need about 1-2 minutes to conduct the analysis. There it is an additional 5-minutes waiting time for the result.

How accurate is the urine albumin test?

In a performance evaluation study, the test correctly measured albumin concentration in 88% of cases.

More significant is a very high correlation with positive and negative laboratory results. This test showed a false-positive result in only 1.7% of cases and no false-negative results.

The test is manufactured in France. It clinically validated, ISO13485 compliant and CE0483 certified for measuring albumin in urine at home.

The usefulness of the results obtained with the urine albumin test?

This test is an excellent preventative tool to help you monitor your urine for the presence of albumin.

Results are interpreted as positive, borderline, negative and invalid.

Positive result: your urine contains more than 20 μg/ml of albumin.

A positive result may also be due to a temporary change in your physiological state.

Important: Intensive physical activity, fever, severe infection or pregnancy can increase the concentration of albumin in the urine.

A positive result may be due to a temporary change in your physiological state. Repeat the test several days later. If the positive result repeats, consult with your doctor about the further examination.

Borderline result: your urine contains between 10 μg/ml and 20 μg/ml of albumin. Control your albumin level several days later and consult with your doctor.

Negative result: your urine contains less than 10 μg/ml of albumin.

Invalid result: the Sanotest Quality Guarantee applies. Please contact us.

Literature:

1 Seegmiller, J. C., Miller, W. G., & Bachmann, L. M. (2017). Moving Toward Standardization of Urine Albumin Measurements. EJIFCC, 28(4), 258–267.
2 European Kidney Health Alliance, 2013. The Alarming Rise in Chronic Kidney Disease in Europe: How to deal with this costly problem. Accessible at: https://www.era-edta.org/images/2013_EKHA_Call_to_Action_ANNEX_2%20.pdf (5. 6. 2018).
3 Lieske JC, Bondar O, Miller WG, et al. A reference system for urinary albumin: current status. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2013;51(5):981-989.
4 Skamen J., Purg D., Lindič J., 2011. Detection of Chronic Kidney Disease. Med razgl, 2011(50). 419-432.

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