Understand Your Test

Urine Albumin and Albumin/Creatinine Ratio

Formal Name

 Urine Albumin; Albumin-to-Creatinine Ratio

Why Get Tested?

To detect early kidney disease in those with diabetes or other risk factors, such as high blood pressure (hypertension).

When To Get Tested?

Annually after a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes; annually 5 years after diagnosis of type 1 diabetes.