Albumin, Random Urine without Creatinine

Test Code

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
5 mL random urine - no preservative

Minimum Volume
2 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens
Urinalysis transport tube (yellow-top, blue fill line, preservative tube)

Mix well if aliquoting.
Note: Exercise within 24 hours, infection, fever, congestive heart failure, marked hyperglycemia, and marked hypertension may elevate urinary albumin excretion over baseline values.

Transport Container
Plastic urine container

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 6 months

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Acid preserved urine


Setup Schedule
Am Mon-sat

Report Available
3 days

Reference Range
Not established

Clinical Significance
Albumin excreted in the urine (Microalbumin) is a sensitive marker of nephropathy. It is used to screen for early renal disease in diabetic patients.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics-Lenexa
10101 Renner Blvd
Lenexa, KS 66219-9752

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.