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Albumin/creatinine ratio (ACR)

About This Test

Department: Biochemistry


Spot urine

plain monovette (preferred)

universal container

Analysis cannot be performed on samples received in boric acid (red top) bottles


Turnaround Time:

Within 24 hours


Assessment of glomerular function in patients with diabetes mellitus or hypertension

first morning urine sample is recommended.  If urine is too dilute, the ratio cannot be calculated.

Reference ranges:

Age range Reference range (mg/mmol)
All ages/sexes <1 - 3

Results outside the reference range do not necessarily indicate disease. Similarly, results within the reference range do not preclude abnormality. Please contact the Duty Biochemist for discussion of individual patient results

Other Comments:

For more information, please see the following: Albumin/creatinine ratio - Lab Tests Online