Re: Re: To Dr.Frank

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Posted by Dr. Rock from IP 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.

Dr. Rock

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