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.
|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.
- Glomerular kidney disease
- Diabetic nephropathy
- Congestive heart failure
- Toxemia of pregnancy
- Rheumatic fever
- Increased catabolism (e.g. infection)
- Abnormal loss (e.g. shock)
- Pathological redistribution (e.g. burns)