urinary albumin/creatinine ratio

urinary albumin/creatinine ratio

A practical measure of renal function used in patients with diabetic renal disease. It is measured using a sample of the first morning urine.

Microalbuminuria
Defined as albumin:creatinine ratio >2.5mg/mmol (men) or >3.5mg/mmol (women), or albumin concentration >20mg/l.

Frank proteinuria
Defined as albumin:creatinine ratio >30mg/mmol or albumin concentration >200mg/l.
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