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Test ID RMA Microalbumin, Random, Urine

Useful For

Assessing the potential for early onset of nephropathy in diabetic patients

Method Name

Immunoturbidity/Enzymatic Colorimetric Assay

Reporting Name

Microalbumin-Random, U

Specimen Type


Specimen Required

Supplies: Aliquot Tube, 5 mL (T465)

Container/Tube: Plastic, 5-mL aliquot tube

Specimen Volume: 4 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect a random urine specimen.

2. No preservative.

Specimen Minimum Volume

1 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
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) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday; Continuously

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
RMA Microalbumin-Random, U 34535-5


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
RMALB Microalbumin-Random, U 14957-5
MALB1 Microalbumin 14957-5
CRE2 Creatinine 2161-8
A_CR Albumin/Creatinine Ratio 9318-7

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 U.S. Food and Drug Administration.