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Blood Test Information

(a.k.a Alb/creat Ratio)

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Test Code: MAL

Special instructions
Early morning sample prefered but random samples are acceptable. Must be plain container (no preservative).


Linked to
Urine creatinine

Turnaround Time
2 days

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
Urine albumin:creatinine ratio should be interpreted alongside eGFR to determine CKD staging and guide management (see NICE guideline CG182).
ACR categories:
A1: ACR <3 mg/mmol normal to mildly increased.
A2: ACR 3-30 mg/mmol moderately increased.
A3: ACR >30 mg/mmol severely increased.
Please see individual reports for further guidance.

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