Check the concentration of albumin in the urine to verify alterations in kidney function.
All of us.
WHY SHOULD I PERFORM THE TEST?
A high albumin level reflects dysfunction of the kidneys' filtering function. The kidneys filter blood to remove impurities: small composites are discharged while proteins, which are bigger, are retained by kidneys. Albumin is one of those proteins that should be retained by kidneys. If the kidneys work properly, the concentration of albumin is zero or less than 10 mg/L. Concentration of glucose or triglycerides, diabetes or hypertension are factors that promote the concentration of albumin in urine. Checking the presence of albumin in the urine is a very good tool for verifying our own health status and eventually take the required preventive actions.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The Test works by pointing out the concentration of albumin in the urine as normal or above the normal value.