Results Of An Examination Of The Urine Albumin To Creatinine Ratio At Random?
Helllo r n The results of the urine albumin to creatinine ratio check at 400. r nWhat does that mean? R nWhat must be done to make it normal r nThank you
Hello Yolandakatrin, Thank you for the question.
Albumin is the main protein found in the blood. If the kidneys are functioning properly, albumin cannot be found in the urine because albumin will be filtered by the kidneys. If kidney function is impaired or damaged due to a health condition, the kidney's filtering function will be impaired, the albumin cannot be filtered and leaks, which will then be wasted with urine. Albumin is one of the first proteins to be detected in urine when kidney damage occurs. The large amount of albumin found in the urine indicates the severity of impaired kidney function. Urine concentration varies throughout the day according to fluid intake. Thus, the albumin concentration in urine can also vary. To further improve the accuracy of these results, a urine albumin / creatinine ratio is examined.
Creatinine, a byproduct of muscle metabolism, is usually excreted together with urine constantly. Creatinine level in urine reflects urine concentration. By measuring the albumin / creatinine ratio in the urine, the amount of albumin excreted with urine becomes more accurate and can provide a picture of kidney function. A normal albumin / creatinine ratio is <30 mg / dL. The increased albumin / creatinine ratio is caused by kidney damage for example due to diabetes, hypertension, kidney infection, nephrotic syndrome. Treatment for impaired kidney function / kidney damage depends on the underlying medical condition. Therefore, you should advise the patient to consult a specialist in internal medicine further. The doctor will examine the patient and check the laboratory results that are available. The doctor will provide medication to overcome the cause and other drugs that can help the kidneys carry out their functions.
Hope this information is helpful.