Albumin in urine

Increased urine albumin levels indicate bleedings in the lower urinary tract or infections of the renal pelvis, but also indicate chronic injury of glomeruli.

Reference Ranges

Excretion rate< 30 mg/24h
Concentration (early morning urine) < 30 mg/L
Each laboratory should check if the reference ranges are transferable to its own patient population and determine own reference ranges if necessary. For diagnostic purposes, the results should always be assessed with the patient’s medical history, clinical examinations and other findings.

Increased in

  1. Glomerular kidney disease
  2. Diabetic nephropathy
  3. Congestive heart failure
  4. Toxemia of pregnancy
  5. Rheumatic fever

Decreased in

  1. Increased catabolism (e.g. infection)
  2. Abnormal loss (e.g. shock)
  3. Pathological redistribution (e.g. burns)

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