Albumin/Creatinine Ratio

Albumin is the main Protein of the Blood and Creatinine is a final metabolic end-product formed by the catabolism of proteins. It is a component of Muscles and released into the urine. In this test Albumin and Creatinine levels measured and that ratio is calculated to examine end-organ damage in chronic diabetes (i.e) complications of Kidney diseases/disorders of Diabetic patients.
Test Code: 260
₹ 350.00



Albumin-creatinine ratio (ACR)and albumin test used to screen for kidney disease in patients with chronic conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes. ACR indicates urine microalbuminuria in urine specimens in conditions like kidney diseases. During the progression of kidney disease, the levels of creatinine rise in the blood which reflects a pathological state where normal physiology of nephrons are hampered, thereby unable to remove wastes and excess fluid from the blood. The early signs and symptoms of kidney damage reflect decreased urine output, fluid retention causing swelling of legs, ankles, and feet, shortness of breath, etc. Symptoms of high creatinine in urine include nausea, chest pain, muscle cramps, vomiting, fatigue, altered urination frequency and appearance, high blood pressure, and edema or swelling due to fluid retention.

This albumin-creatinine ratio test is suggested for patients with symptoms of protein in urine causing frothy urine, fluid retention causing swelling, weakness, rapid heartbeat, vomiting, diarrhea, and nausea, etc.

General instructions:

Sample Requirement: 24 Hours Urine specimen. Test Preparation: None.

NOTE - Sample for specimen collections may vary based on the patient’s condition/cases according to the patient’s presentingcomplaints / signs or symptoms:

SPECIMENREQUIREMENT (Special or Rare Cases) - As instructed and guided by Physician / Clinician / Pathologist / as per Laboratory’s requirements, according to procedures and protocols.   

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