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Test ID ALBR Albumin, Random, Urine

Ordering Guidance


Specimen Required

Patient Preparation: Heavy exercise should be avoided prior to collection.

Supplies: Sarstedt 5 mL Aliquot Tube (T914)

Container/Tube: Plastic tube

Specimen Volume: 5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect a random urine specimen.

2. No preservative.

Useful For

Assessing the potential for early onset of nephropathy in diabetic patients using random urine specimens

Profile Information

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
RALB1 Albumin, Random, U No Yes
CRE2 Creatinine No Yes
A_CR Albumin/Creatinine Ratio No Yes

Method Name

RALB1: Immunoturbidity

CRE2: Enzymatic Colorimetric Assay

Reporting Name

Albumin, Random, U

Specimen Type


Specimen Minimum Volume

1 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Urine Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Ambient  7 days
  Frozen  7 days

Reference Values

Males: <17 mg/g creatinine

Females: <25 mg/g creatinine

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Report Available

1 to 3 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has been modified from the manufacturer's instructions. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information



LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
ALBR Albumin, Random, U 9318-7


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
RALB1 Albumin, Random, U 89999-7
CRE2 Creatinine 2161-8
A_CR Albumin/Creatinine Ratio 9318-7


If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Renal Diagnostics Test Request (T830) with the specimen.