Posted by Dr. Rock from IP 18.104.22.168 on March 23, 2010 at 18:58:43:
In Reply to: Re: To Dr.Frank posted by 3 yr resident on March 23, 2010 at 15:30:55:
Measurement of the urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio in an untimed urinary sample is the preferred screening strategy for microalbuminuria in all diabetic patients. This test has the following advantages: it gives a quantitative result that correlates with the 24-hour urine values over a wide range of protein excretion, it is simple to perform and inexpensive, and repeat values can be easily obtained to ascertain that microalbuminuria.
Urine protein to creatinine ratio gives a rough estimate of frank proteinuria as a screening for nephrotic syndrome or any other proteinuric disease.
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