Have question for urine test results

By locarbarbie Latest Reply 2010-11-09 16:55:07 -0600
Started 2010-11-09 08:52:06 -0600

Hello everybody. Just got the results back from my routine labwork and will not be seeing my Dr. for a little while to question her. My urine test shows microalbumin of 21.0 (the average range is 0.0-19.9) so I am just a bit over. I wondered if anyone knows what this means. Is this an issue with kidneys or what? Thanks in advance for any advice or info.

4 replies

realsis77 2010-11-09 10:17:29 -0600 Report

I believe only your doctor can answer this question correctly. A lot of factors are determined. Good luck to you and let us know how your doing.

locarbarbie 2010-11-09 16:50:02 -0600 Report

realsis, Thanks for your response. I know only my doc can answer but I won't be seeing her for a bit and I HATE not knowing something!!! I start imagining the worst, LOL.

kdroberts 2010-11-09 09:13:37 -0600 Report

It's impossible to answer really. Your doctor will look at the rest of the results, things like glomerular filtration rate, creatinine and urea nitrogen pus your blood sugar log and any other information they have about your medical history and make a judgment. It could be a lot of things but a level like that if it's the first time is probably something your doctor will keep an eye on and maybe test again sooner than they would otherwise.

locarbarbie 2010-11-09 16:55:07 -0600 Report

kdroberts…Actually I had labs drawn along with the urine and everything else was within normal range other than the urine microalbumin and of course my BS and A1c. This is the 1st time she has tested my urine so not sure what it may mean if anything. I plan to post another question for all the "experts" on this board re my a1c. And I know it all has to be discussed with the doc, but I tend to get impatient and want answers now. I appreciate your response. I love this board!

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