Diagnostic accuracy of a reagent strip for assessing urinary albumin excretion in the general population.

@article{Graziani2009DiagnosticAO,
  title={Diagnostic accuracy of a reagent strip for assessing urinary albumin excretion in the general population.},
  author={Maria Stella Graziani and Giovanni Gambaro and Lucilla Mantovani and Alessandro Sorio and Tewoldemedhn Yabarek and Cataldo Abaterusso and Antonio Lupo and Paolo Rizzotti},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={1490-4}
}
BACKGROUND Albuminuria is a sensitive marker of renal derangement and has been included in a number of studies investigating chronic kidney diseases (CKDs). This study is aimed to evaluate the diagnostic performances of a strip for measuring the albumin/creatinine ratio (ACR) in the general population and to compare it with those found in a diabetic population. METHODS Urine samples were obtained from 201 consecutive subjects enrolled in an epidemiological study and from 259 type 2 diabetic… CONTINUE READING