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Epic Code LAB689 Albumin/Creatinine, Random Urine

Test Name Alias

Microalbumin/Creatinine Urine Random | 19

Interface Order Alias


Quick Collect


Specimen Requirements

Specimen Collection: Urine, Random


Container(s): Sterile Urine Cup or Pale Yellow Top Urine Tube-no preservative

Preferred Volume to Collect: 10.0 mL

Minimum Volume to Collect: 1.0 mL

Neonate Volume to Collect: 1.0 mL


Collection Instructions:

  • No additive
  • If available, two barcode labels will print at the time of collection. Apply one label to the container and place the second label with the specimen in the bag.
  • Keep container upright at all times and check that lid is fastened evenly and securely.
  • Detailed Instructions (link): Patient Collection Instructions
  • Detailed Instructions (link): Urine Collection Guide for Staff


Processing Instructions (Laboratory, Outpatient or Off-site collection)

  • If available, two barcode labels will print at the time of collection. Apply one label to the container and place the second label in the pouch of the specimen bag.
  • Transport Temperature: Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

Ambient: 8 hours

Refrigerated: 72 hours

Frozen: Acceptable

Laboratory Retention: 72 hours

Test Frequency

Available 24 hrs. Usual TAT 1 day.

Reference Range

≤29.0 mcg/mgCreat


1. At least 2 of 3 urines, collected in a 3-6 month period, should have elevated results before making a diagnosis of microalbuminuria.

2. Short-term hyperglycemia, exercise, urinary tract infection, marked hypertension, acute febrile illness and heart failure may transiently increase urinary albumin excretion.

Diabetes Care, 2003: 26:S94-S98.

Performing Department


Performing Department Laboratory Location

Corewell Health Reference Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI
Corewell Health Big Rapids Laboratory, Big Rapids, MI
Corewell Health Gerber Laboratory, Fremont, MI
Corewell Health Kelsey Laboratory, Lakeview, MI
Corewell Health Ludington Laboratory, Ludington, MI
Corewell Health Pennock Laboratory, Hastings, MI
Corewell Health Reed City Laboratory, Reed City, MI
Corewell Health Greenville Laboratory, Greenville, MI
Corewell Health Zeeland Laboratory, Zeeland, MI




82043, 82570

CDM Code

3018204301, 3018257009

Epic Test ID



MA measured: 14957-5

UrCreat mg pr dL: 20624-3

UR Alb/Cre: 14959-1

Mayo Access Code


Reviewed Date


Updated Date

3/14/2024 - Reference Range