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Laboratory standard—upper limit of normal range for microalbumin, total milligrams per litre N[NN].N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termMicroalbumin level—upper limit of normal range (milligrams per litre)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270334
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termThe laboratory standard for the value of microalbumin measured in milligrams per litre (mg/L), that is the upper boundary of the normal reference range.
Data Element Concept:Laboratory standard—upper limit of normal range for microalbumin

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Format:Help on this termN[NN].N
Maximum character length:Help on this term4
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999.9Not stated/inadequately described
Unit of measure:Help on this termMilligram per litre (mg/L)
Unit of measure precision:Help on this term1

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Guide for use:Help on this termRecord the upper limit of the microalbumin normal reference range for the laboratory.
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Microalbumin is not detected by reagent strips for urinary proteins, and requires immunoassay.

Measurement of microalbumin levels should be carried out by laboratories, or practices, which have been accredited to perform these tests by the National Association of Testing Authority.

As urinary albumin varies with posture and exercise it is important to collect the urine under very standard conditions; short-term (2 hours) during rest, overnight (approximately 8 hours) or an early morning sample. For screening purposes an early morning urine specimen is adequate.

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Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Diabetes Data Working Group
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National Diabetes Outcomes Quality Review Initiative (NDOQRIN) data dictionary.

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Has been superseded by Laboratory standard—upper limit of normal range for microalbumin, total milligrams per litre N[NN].N Health, Candidate 02/03/2017

Supersedes Microalbumin - units, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (16.3 KB)

Supersedes Microalbumin - upper limit of normal range, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (15.8 KB)

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Diabetes (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 21/09/2005

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Diabetes (clinical) NBPDS Health, Standard 21/09/2005

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