With increasing standards of diabetic care and intervention in the developing world and still rising usage of the test in North America and Europe, the POL microalbumin test
market is expected to demonstrate revenue growth of 10% per year.
However, because many practice "report cards" call for an annual urine microalbumin test
in diabetic patients, many physicians perform the test on patients who are already on an ACE inhibitor or an ARB, she said.
Table 1: Incidence Rate Ratios from Poisson Fixed Effects Models That Examine the Relationship between Incentive Participation and Incentivized Tests and Screens Incentivized Diabetes Tests HbA1c Microalbumin Test
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People with diabetes ought to have a microalbumin test
every year, both because it is a cardiovascular risk factor and because it is a renal (kidney) disease risk factor.
The ImmunoDip microalbumin test
which was awarded the Medical Design Excellence Award and is covered by two patents is packaged in boxes of 25 individually foil sealed tests.
- A urine test often recommended for people with diabetes and high blood pressure to detect possible kidney damage or disease.
The American Diabetes Association recommends people with diabetes check their kidneys with an annual microalbumin test
1c] level in 85% of visits, ordered a lipid profile in 73%, discussed diet in 71%, ordered a urine microalbumin test
in 60%, performed a foot exam in 54%, and referred for an eye exam in 40%.
The results for the diabetes program included increases in the percentage of members adhering to specific standards of care (at least one A1C test, an LDL test, a microalbumin test
, and a dilated retinal eye exam) per year.
The Appraise Microalbumin test
enables early detection of problems associated with eyes and nerves.
The complimentary monitoring package administered by a MinuteClinic practitioner includes: hemoglobin A1c and blood glucose test, blood pressure check, body mass index (BMI), cholesterol test, comprehensive foot exam, and microalbumin test
(kidney function check).
When providing health condition monitoring services, MinuteClinic practitioners review the individual's medical history and perform an exam and tests based on nationally established clinical practice guidelines for standards of care, which may include an A1c test and comprehensive foot exam for diabetes, breathing and oxygen level testing for asthma, a lipid profile for high cholesterol and a blood pressure check and microalbumin test
for high blood pressure.